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Sago Palm


By Deb56

Wiltshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have had a large Sago Palm for several years now. It's leaves started to turn brown in the winter and I was about to throw it out when I read that this is a sign of drawing back 'energy' for new growth. So I hung on to it. I have put it in the garden ( still in a pot) and low and behold it has sent out lovely new soft and lushious 'fronds'.
My question is , when is it safe to cut off the old brown 'leaves'?

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If they're dead, cut them off as soon as you like.

14 Aug, 2009


~the leaves on my cycas revoluta are turning yellow at the base and I have had no new leaves~its in a bit of a shady position where it has been sheltered over the winter and has probably been kept a bit dry .
The pot is broken and I have it sat in the neck of another taller, wider , pot .
Can I pot it directly into the larger pot and if so what compost should I use.?
Will it be better off round the back of the house in full sun?
Any advice will be appreciated!

14 Aug, 2009


They aren't really dead just unsightly . Yellow and green , brown on tips. Should I wait until they are dead before I chop off? Its in a pot and don't really want to bring back in doors looking tatty but don't want to risk disturbing the whole new growth process. Guess still a while before I must bring back indoors for protection.

14 Aug, 2009


I can't imagine it will kill the plant to take off dead, dying or damaged leaves, provided there are enough healthy ones left.

14 Aug, 2009


Thanks :o)

14 Aug, 2009

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