Sago Palm Trees
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Sago Palm-After Freezing Weather

Anonymous added on March 31, 2011 | Answered

I have two (2) large sago palms I bought last year. We experienced lots of hard freezes this past winter. Will they regenerate? If so, what do I need to do, if there is anything I can do to revive them? They look dead!

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Nikki
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Answered on April 1, 2011

This cold has damaged many plants this year. 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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