Sago Palm Frost Damage
We live in southern Arizona and had frost damage to our sago palm. The fronds are brown and dry. It is not showing any signs of greening up. Should we remove all or some of the fronds or give it more time?
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You will need to remove the 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, should any begin to appear. 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.