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dickstout added on March 4, 2011 | Answered

I purchased two sago palms in 6 inch containers. Lowes had a lot of them that had frozen (I am in Alaska). I found two that had good green still so i brought them home transplanted one and left the other in its pot. I left for a few days but placed them on my window sill. It was 40 below while I was gone and I think that cold permeated the window onto the leaves. When i returned all the leaves where yellowing. I placed the plants in my living room under a grow light and have tried to keep them alive. Two branches all together died while the others have some green and some brown in varies places on the leaves. What should i do? I want to return them to their brillance but I am worried that i may have killed them and I am just prolonging the inevitable. The books say two different things one says cut away dieing others say dont cut.

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Answered on March 5, 2011

The lost leaves will not regrow, but as long as they are alive, they can regrow from the top. Remove any brown or yellow leaves as these are dead and will not recover. Other than that, they will need TLC

At this point, they are in bad shape and will take alot of time to recover. If you are up to putting that time into them, they will eventually come back.

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