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Pruning sago palm

Posted by btphelps 9 CA (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 16, 12 at 21:12

I have a large 4+ foot tall Sago palm that had not been pruned in some time. When I pruned it, I found many side buds, and one very large one, which I am hesitant to prune.

You can see a picture here:

When I cut this side bud off, should I treat the cut in some way to prevent infection? What product should I use?



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RE: Pruning sago palm

cutting off suckers is straight forward. You do not need to put anything on the wound (cycads seal their own wounds with a clear gel that works great). You can usually root suckers as long as they are not super dinky.

RE: Pruning sago palm

Thanks for the input. If you look at the picture

You can see this is not a "sucker" but a very large side-growth.

Here is a link that might be useful: Picture of side growth

RE: Pruning sago palm

I kinda like it. Must be happy.

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