Sago Palm Trees

Sago Palm White Spittle


Anonymous added on September 22, 2011 | Answered

My Sago Palm has white powder-like spittle on the underside of its leaves. What can I do to get rid of this problem?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 23, 2011

Is it powdery like flour or actually sudsy and reminiscent of soap bubbles? If it's powdery in nature, then it is probably powdery mildew. If it's foamy looking or like spit, you could have spittle bugs. These articles will help determine which is the likely cause: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/get-the-cure-for-powdery-mildew.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/spittlebug-control.htm

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