Sago Palm Trees

Sago Palm Disease


Anonymous added on September 26, 2011 | Answered

Two of my sago palm plants seem to have a red spider disease. The fronds are brown, as if they were sunburned. I was told by the fellow at the nursery to cut off all the fronds (which I did) and apply fungicide. Did I do the right thing? Would appreciate your suggestions or comments.


Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 27, 2011

I'm not sure why you would be treating with a fungicide, as the culprit here is red spider mites, not a fungus. Cutting the foliage is a start but you could also treat the plant with Malathion or Neem oil. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/spider-mite-treatment.htm

Was this answer useful?
00
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Sago Palm Trees

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.