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Jun 6, 2020 9:59 AM CST
This sago palm has been struggling in the last year. The fronds which remain have yellow/brown tips and a significant curling of some of them. New fronds grew about a year ago, only half of which survived. We just had 2 more new fronds grow straight and tall last month and now they are already curling with yellow tips.

We've adjusted the watering schedule, changed the amount of light it gets and added a fertilizer containing manganese without seeing any changes. Any other thoughts? This plant has sentimental value we'd like to see it thrive.
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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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Jun 7, 2020 2:04 AM CST
The tip burn you have now on your sago is caused from excess fertilizer. A manganese problem would show up as yellowing on the new growing shoots which is not the case for your sago. You have a watering issue either too much or not enough. You can post a photo of the plant in the soil in you want.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
Jun 7, 2020 5:33 PM CST
Thanks for the input! That tip burn started 8-12 months ago, and we just started applying fertilizer about a month ago. Do you know of anything else that may cause that? Here is a photo of the whole plant.
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