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Help with a sago

Duck Dodger

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Santa Barbara CA
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
Location
Deep South
make sure you dont over water after the first couple days, or have "wet feet"
 

Az Gardener

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Phoenix, Az
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.
 

Pecker

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Louisiana
Here in north Louisiana mine do great in full sun year-round. Beautiful evergreen. I'm in zone 8 (I think).
 

YardPro

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
coastal NC
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.
 

Precision

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Cocoa Florida
YardPro said:
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.
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.
 

ProMo

LawnSite Bronze Member
YardPro said:
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.
frizzle top is a manganese deficiency
 

South Florida Lawns

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
usa
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.
 
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