How to remove mealy bugs, and what type of soil should I use?
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Sagos like well-draining soil. This article will provide additional information on their needs: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/sago-palm/how-to-care-for-sago-palms.htm
You can treat the mealybug issue with neem oil. These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/mealybugs-white-residue-on-plants-leaves.htm
In addition to mealybugs, your problem could be due to scale, which can also be treated with neem oil. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/palms/sticky-palm-tree-leaves-treatment-for-palm-scale.htm