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Sago Palm

I have a 10 year old sago palm, female, which flowered a year ago. Since then the ball of kernels have just sat on the crown and slowly deteriorated and many of the leaves have turned yellowish. Should I cut the remnants of the flower off and trim the leaves back? I have seen several sago palms in the Houston area pruned back to the trunk, but that seems rather drastic! Is that normal practice after flowering?

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#1 Comment By Nikki On 05/30/2014 @ 9:32 am

It’s usually not recommended to prune them back that severely. However, you can cut off the spent flower and any yellow fronds that may be present.

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