Sago Palm Trees

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  1. I Have a Sago That Has Grown Way Too Big for the Area
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  4. Yellow Leaves Due to Freeze
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  6. White Stuff on Underside of Palm Leaves
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Asked by cteaston on March 6, 2011
I Have a Sago That Has Grown Way Too Big for the Area

I have an overgrown sago that I’m not really keen on digging up and transplanting it. Can I cut it off at the base? I realize it would probably have more than one crown, but would it kill it? It’s a foundation plant at my entryway.  I just scrolled down and found my answer, sorry. I guess the answer is that it would probably kill it.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, it would kill it. If it is overgrown, it may be best to remove it and start over with a smaller specimen.

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Asked by Anonymous on March 7, 2011
Sago Palm Burn

We have two Sago Palms in our front yard that are a few years old. This winter has been unusally cold (Inverness, Florida) and they have ‘burned’ from the cold. One is totally a golden yellow and the other one is partially yellowed. This never happened before, so I didn’t think to cover them at night. Are they totally dead, or can they come back to life with proper care, whatever that may be?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would wait until spring is fully here to cut back the plant. It will help protect the new growth, just in case another freeze occurs. But you will need to remove only the yellow and brown fronds in the spring, as they will not come back. Do not remove green fronds. These articles will help you as well:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

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Asked by hotmail on March 8, 2011
My Sago Palms Frozen

My sago palms all froze durning our Texas freeze! Will they come back to life? What can I do for them ?

Asked by Anonymous on March 9, 2011
Yellow Leaves Due to Freeze

I have four sagos and they were doing very well, but this year we had a bad freeze and all of the leaves have turned yellow. What should I do as far as pruning?

ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would wait until spring is fully here to cut back the plant to help protect the new growth, just in case another freeze occurs. You will need to remove the yellow and brown fronds in the spring, but only those, as they will not come back. Do not remove green fronds. These articles will help you as well:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on March 9, 2011
Freeze Damaged Sago

I do not know if  ‘fronds’ and ‘leaves’ are the same, and I do not know what ‘fruit’ and ‘flower stalk’ refers to. I will appreciate your answers and continue to enjoy your website information.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Fronds and leaves are the same. When it comes to fruit and flower stalk in reference to sago palm, you do not need to worry about that. Sago palms rarely flower or fruit.

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Asked by Anonymous on March 10, 2011
White Stuff on Underside of Palm Leaves

My sago palm has white, soft looking stuff on the underside of its leaves. It almost has the look of snow. How do I get rid of this?

Asked by Anonymous on March 11, 2011
Sago

My Sago leaves froze this winter. I believe that the main part of the plant is ok. My question is, do I cut off the part of the leaves that froze?

ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You will need to remove the yellow and brown fronds this spring but only those as they will not come back. Do not remove green fronds. These articles will help you as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

It is hard to say how well they will grow back. Sago palms do not deal well with lost fronds, but they have been known to recover fine.

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