|My Sago Palm leaves has got this white powder like spray on it as if someone sprayed white paint on it from the base of the leaf out ward- if i touch it it rubs off on the finger- how do i get rd of it. Thank you Alefiya
|Answer from NGA
September 22, 2009
|What you describe sounds like powdery mildew, which is a fungal disease but it is quite unusual on a sago palm. To my knowledge there are no specific controls on sago palms so you'll need to experiment a little. First try hosing it off with water from the hose. If it returns, try a garden fungicide such as Neem Oil (Rose Defense is a good product). Use it on a hidden area first to make sure it doesn't cause damage to the leaves of your sago. If it works without harming the leaves (wait a week to see what happens!) you can apply it to your entire sago palm. Best wishes with your sago palm.
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