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Q.My Sago Palm Has A Gel Like Secretion At The End Of Each Cut Fronds.

Zone London SW138ET | Georgette added on October 5, 2020 | Answered

This gel is clear though a few of them are black. The plant has had a lot of rain.

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Answered on October 6, 2020

Cutting any growth from the plant, paired with wet weather will be a recipe for the plant's death, unfortunately.

They do not do well in compact, or wet soils, and do not tolerate pruning unless you are pruning growth that is completely dead and brown.

You can try a fungicide, but this plant is on its way out. There will be no saving this one.

Here is an article to help you with fungicide use:


This article will help you with the care of Sago Palms:


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