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Rooting sago palm pups question?

Posted by squirrelspur z7a NC (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 8, 08 at 9:17

Hi I recently got some sago palm pups. I read on a website to let them dry, then soak in fungicide, then in rooting solution before planting.
Do I need to use fungicide, I like to garden organically as possible, are there any organic fungicides?

What do you use - techniques, products?

Any input appreciated.

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RE: Rooting sago palm pups question?

  • Posted by knotz 8/PNW SWWA (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 8, 08 at 18:28

I'd like to know too...I read somewhere they take a long time to root.


RE: Rooting sago palm pups question?

Let the pups suberize for less than a week, and plant in well drained medium w/ light watering.-

RE: Rooting sago palm pups question?

If the sago pups in question are of the king or queen variety they are very easy to grow.I agree with Merrill.Keep indoors or some where fairly warm since you are in zone 7.No long hard freeze exposure.The one big concern with this variety is the asian cycad scale problem.You may want to treat them with a pestcide for "armored scales" just as a preventive measure.Since they are just pups they will not need much.Just drench pot soil good.When spring comes the new growth will suck in pestcide.I recommend to keep up periodically.This way if you are unfortunate enough to get the scale the sago will be poison.The asain cycad scale is a hard thing to beat once you get it.It is airbourne.It is a worldwide problem.Just read the other day that sagos as far north as North Carolina have it.I use one made by Spectrcide.Active ingredient -dinotefuran.

Fuzzy growth on Sago Palm trunks

My two large Sagos were subjected to the teens in February, and unfortunately the frost cloths I had secured over them were blown off by 40-50 mph wind gusts. They came back last year, and one has already started in with a growth "flush"; however, both trunks are covered with something fuzzy---almost like insulation material. I haven't noticed this before. Is it normal or is it some kind of fungus?

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