How to Tie Down New Shoots of a Bonsai Sago Palm?
How to tie down my new shoots of my bonsia palm tree?
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A Sago Palm grows very slowly, so very little pruning is needed.
It does not need wire training to look good as a bonsai, regular pruning is all you should need to keep it in good shape.
Prune brown or yellowing leaves any time they appear on the plant.
Cut the leaf stalk near the trunk or remove individual sections at the leaf's midrib.
Pruning the leaves should be done once a year to keep it looking good.
Your plant should add a new set of leaves every 1-2 years and up to 3 sets a year in ideal conditions.
New leaves grow all at once around the trunk, so it's important to rotate the plant. This allows all the leaves to receive enough light.