Sago Palm Trees
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Question About My Sago Palm

Anonymous added on April 2, 2011 | Answered

We never covered our palms when we had a freeze and they turned yellow. Do we need to cut the yellow foliage for it to regrow? We live in southeast Texas and we don't get many freezes, but this year we did.

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Nikki
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Answered on April 3, 2011

You will need to remove the yellow and brown fronds this spring, but only those, as they will not come back. Just use sharp shears to do so. Do not remove green parts of fronds. These articles will help you as well:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

It is hard to say how well they will grow back. Sago palms do not deal well with lost fronds, but they have been known to recover fine.

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