Sago Palm Trees

Sago Palms, Brown Scales

Anonymous added on July 10, 2011 | Answered

I have a sago palm that has developed brown, round, dry spots. I live in Kansas City, so I winter the plant inside. The first year it did fine, but this past winter it developed round, 3-dimensional brown spots. It is still getting new growth, also getting the brown spots, but I've lost most of the old leaves. I've taken a glove and wiped off the spots (they come off very easily) only to have them return. Any hope to save it?

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Answered on July 11, 2011

Your plant has scale. Try pruning out the discolored leaves. Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: (scroll to bottom for scale info)

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