Sago Palms Yellowing Soil Type?

slash-nevadaJuly 3, 2006

At the front of my neighborhood, we have 5 of the worst looking sago palms I have ever seen. Mine in the backyard are not looking too good either and are yellowing too. Can anyone tell me if they have green sagos growing now in the heat of the summer, what they were planted in, how much they get watered (days and gallons per week approx.) and how much they were fertilized? Does anyone use any special fertilizer to make up for the "soil" we have to use here. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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davidcf(7 GA)

Welcome Nevada gardeners! In south Georgia and north Florida, where they are common, some of the best looking sagos grow in shifting shade. Also, you're dealing with some chronically alkaline soil & sagos like it a bit on the acid side. Regular water in well-drained soil.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2006 at 12:28PM
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ljrmiller(z7 NV)

I was thinking Sagos needed more acidic soil--probably ironite would do the trick nicely. They probably also want more shade in our brutal sun. I grew one in a pot a couple years ago, and it did fine until it got winter-killed. I was seeing just how far I could push my climate zone limits. It doesn't reach to Sago palms, that's for sure!

Lisa

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 6:11PM
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