What's wrong with my sago palm?

presidiogardenSeptember 1, 2011

I can't get it back to green!

Here is a link that might be useful:

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Wow!--What happened!--Looks like it could be an excessively hot sun or dryness. It will recuperate given better conditions.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 6:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
joraines(7 Upstate SC)

Hoping to revive this thread. My sago, in the ground near our koi pond, has gradually turned completely yellow and brown. I am afraid I have killed it either with too much water or too much hot summer sun exposure? Or maybe it was planting it too deeply? I am trying to study what could be wrong and how to fix it but I'm reading from some that say 'give it full sun' and others that say, 'it needs shade from direct sun' and some say it may have root rot while others say don't throw it out, just transplant . ... I'm confused! Help!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 8:33AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
beachbarbie(z9a/8b NC)

It doesn't need protection from full sun where you are.
It could be planted too deep. They do need good drainage, so check on that. If you're concerned about root rot, I'd take it out of the pot and look at the roots.
Are you fertilizing it? I'd give it something like cileated palm nutritional or at least some epsom salt. Both add magnesium sulfate and manganese.
I've had sagos that looked worse and came through just fine.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 8:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
joraines(7 Upstate SC)

Thank you for your advice. I may try to move it as the soil does stay pretty moist beside the pond. And i have given it a feeding of regular 10/10/10 but may try some Epsom salt first and if that doesn't revive it, I will buy some special feeding. Thank you again.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 6:20PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Strelitzia Nicolai help please
I have just bought one and I know they are huge and...
Orange Flame Justicia bug
I have this on my orange flame plant. It has a hard...
Deformed leaves on strelitzia
Hello I was wondering if someone could please help...
Pre made soil mixes for indoor tropical plants
What are the best soils that are pre bagged? Currently...
I have a grafted Alano sapodilla in the ground that...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™