Sago Palm Trees
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Sago Palm Care After Freeze in Texas

Anonymous added on April 25, 2011 | Answered

Half of our Sagos were exposed to the 17 degree temps we experienced in San Antonio, so one is dead, but the other side is fine. Do I cut all the fronds off, leaving the crown and wait or is it a goner?

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Nikki
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Answered on April 26, 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. Do not remove any green 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. I would wait a whole season to see if fronds grow back.

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