Sago Palm Trees

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  1. Frozen Limbs of Sagos
  2. My Sago Is Yellowing
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  4. Sago Freeze
  5. Brown Sago Palm
  6. Seed Planting
  7. Brown Leaves Caused by Freeze on Large Sago Palms
Asked by Anonymous on March 12, 2011
Frozen Limbs of Sagos

My sagos were damaged during the cold winter here in Pensacola, FL. Lots of the limbs are brown now. How do I prune these plants safely?

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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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Asked by jconsta689 on March 13, 2011
My Sago Is Yellowing

I have several sago palms that were subject to 19 degree weather. What can be done to get them green again?

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Heather

It is hard to say how well they will survive. Sagos have a hard time regrowing leaves that have died. Once the weather has warmed up in your area, prune away any parts of the fronds that are brown or yellow, as these are dead and will not return. After that, it is really just a waiting game. Give it TLC, and it may make it but it may not.

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Asked by Anonymous on March 18, 2011
Sago Palm That Froze This Winter

My two sago palms froze this winter. They are brownish yellow. I don’t know if they will come back or if I need to trim off the dead parts, or do I just need to start over?

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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. Just use sharp shears to do so. 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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Asked by Anonymous on March 21, 2011
Sago Freeze

This year we had a pretty hard freeze. Now my sago has mostly brown and brown/green leaves.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can cut off the brown fronds, as these are dead. However, do not cut any of the green, as they won't regrow. This article may help you with getting them to recover: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on March 23, 2011
Brown Sago Palm

The temperature dropped to 18 degrees for two or three nights. Now the fronds on my palm are brown. Do I need to cut them all off?

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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. Just use sharp shears to do so. 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 23, 2011
Seed Planting

How do you plant a sago palm seed — up, down, sideways? How can you tell if the seeds from the parent plant are ready to be planted?

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Nikki
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Asked by Anonymous on March 24, 2011
Brown Leaves Caused by Freeze on Large Sago Palms

My large sago palm’s leaves are brown from freezes. The pups are still partly green and the lower leaves on the palm are still a little green. I saw some the other day that the leaves had been trimmed all the way back to the trunk, and I was trying to find out what to do.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I am sorry to hear about your plants. Cut off brown fronds but don't cut any green growth. This article may help you with getting them to recover: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

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