Winter damage... - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by cheslee
April 13, 2010
The fronds on my Sago palms were damaged by winter cold. Fronds have dead leaves and green leaves. Is the whole frond dead, should I cut it off at the base or will the fronds come back?
Not sure if fronds is the correct name. Your assistance will be appreciated.

Answer from NGA
April 13, 2010


Fronds is the term I use so I hope it's correct! The entire frond will eventually turn brown and at that time you can cut if off your Sago palm. When the individual leaves turn brown it indicates a stress - in this case winter cold - but as long as the majority of the frond is still green, it is still manufacturing and transporting carbohydrates to the roots of the plant. I'd leave them alone until they turn completely brown. At that time you can cut them off at the base of the plant.

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