Help with a sago

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Duck Dodger, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Duck Dodger

    Duck Dodger LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a sago palm that I brought with me from southern GA to TN. I keep it in a container inside in an area that gets full sun. I beleive I have the soil right but a few weeks ago it started dieing in random areas. I thought it may be from the change in the seasons but the spots are really pale not yellowish like they normally get in cold weather. Any ideas out there?

    LA LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    make sure you dont over water after the first couple days, or have "wet feet"
  3. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sunburn? here in Phoenix they need shade or filtered light. I realize the sun here is a little more intense but maybe coming through the windows it is magnified or something. Just a thought.
  4. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Here in north Louisiana mine do great in full sun year-round. Beautiful evergreen. I'm in zone 8 (I think).
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    probably frizzle top disease. VERY commen in sago's.

    it is cuased by a magnesium deficency. the affected fronds will never recover, so u just cut them off..

    to prevent this or stop it from happening again, apply a few tablesoppns of epsom salts around the base of the plant.

    PS.. the plant will not flush again until spring, so if u cut off the fronds now, it will just sit there until it's next flush....... it's NOT dead.
  6. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
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    for uptimum health do the magnesium thing with the epsom salts and get a fert with manganese as well. I am tired now and can't remember how it works but lack of one affects top frond and lack of the other affects bottom fronds and brown spotting can occur from either.
  7. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    frizzle top is a manganese deficiency
  8. Duck Dodger

    Duck Dodger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    I'll try the mnsm thanks
  9. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,783

    those things grow outdoors and a fungus is killing them off like mad. I doubt thats your problem though. The guys in the above posts sound like they got it right.
  10. sicklid

    sicklid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Yeah around here they get Sago Spore(Scale) and the local recomendation is Dysyston around the base and Organocide on the fronds.

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