My Sago Palm was a victim of extreme cold 12 months ago and appears to be dead but it still has live pups attached to the bottom. I removed several pups to transplant and was inspecting the large palm. I grabbed the top and the pieces started coming off easily leaving a solid core inside. Does this mean the main plant is completely dead? I hear that they can go dormant for quite some time and to not give up on them but I want to make sure before I cut it down and make way for its large baby behind it.
It would benefit those pups to remove the dead Sago. Unfortunately, your photos did not come through, but from the description- It seems dead.
If you cut a sago palm down can you get it to root again by just placing it on the grown ?
No, you will need to wait until a replacement pup comes up. Younger pups transplant better, and it is best if you can get some roots with it, already.
Good morning! An answer to a similar question encouraged uploading a photo of the problem, which I’ve done. This photo is from your library but looks very similar to what was on our plant. I’ve sprayed the foam off the plant—what other treatment should be done? Could the problem have started from improper pruning? Thank you. Sorry...photo won’t upload, possibly because it’s a screenshot.
That is a natural part of the female flower! The male, which is on a different plant, will look like a strange, tall cone.
I have a cluster of sago's and all of them are leafing out except for one and it's the largest one.All of them froze and they all leafed out but the largest one.I'm just wondering why it did'nt.
I'm surprised it wasn't one of the smaller ones. Perhaps they are more protected. This winter, use a 3 inch mulch around all the Sagos. These articles should help:
I came home and found that my sago palm had broken, can it be replanted?
Unfortunately, this specimen is likely done for because of this damage. However, it may sprout pups.
These articles will give you more information on this tree:
Have a 15 year old potted sago palm that is getting to big to bring inside for the winter. I would like to plant it in my back yard and need to know if it can survive the winter.I live in Virginia in zone 7A . I have a small 8’x8’ greenhouse that plant could go in during the winter and it does have a small convection heater that could keep the temps up I also have a burlap wrap that it could be wrapped with. Your thoughts Thank you
This is a difficult one. They will survive, only, down to zone 9. Anything approaching 30 degrees will start to damage the Cycad. It would be a task, for sure, but having a greenhouse and a careful eye on heating could make it possible to grow outside. Again, just as long as you can keep the temperatures in the 40s and above, it will survive.
The fronds get moldy and I prefer the palm when it’s cut back.
Disease is the reason that it had to be cut back in the first place, I assume. IN these cases, it will bush out with a multibranched shrub. To return it to shape, you can, simply, trim all but one main arm. Leave this to grow, and remove some lower fronds as it matures.
Here is a collection of articles that will help you with the care of the Sago: