Sago Palm Trees

SAGO PALM OOZING


Anonymous added on January 23, 2018 | Answered

I LIVE IN DEEP EAST TEXAS I HAVE 3 SAGO PALMS PROBABLY 7 YEARS OLD, AFTER WE HAD A 2-3 DAY FEEZE I NOTICED THEY WERE TURNING YELLOW AND THE CLOSER I LOOKED I SAW MOLD AND THE TRUCK HAS SAP LOOKING STUFF COMING OUT IN SPOTS.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on January 24, 2018

It would be impossible to remove the moldy part without killing the sago palm, so applying a fungicide now is probably the best option. Copper-based fungicides are recommended as described in the following article. The article is about true palms, not sago palms, but I think the same advice applies because of their similar growing habits:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg318

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