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Willowh
Feb 13, 2017 10:23 PM CST
I'm not sure if this is the right place. I'm new. Please direct to the right location if this isn't! I have a small sago palm that lives at my window, she gets nice direct light and has been fine for the 5 months I've had her. But, I noticed it had leaves turning yellow about a month ago. My first thought was nutrient deficiency since I had never fertilized it. So I fertizled her, and re-potted. But just noticed some new yellowing. I'm at a loss to what it may be! If anyone has any tips or information it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Ps. I water her until some water drips out the drainage holes every week.
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DaisyI
Feb 13, 2017 10:45 PM CST
Welcome!

Can you post some photos of your plant? It will be easier to help you if we can see for ourselves.
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Willowh
Feb 14, 2017 10:23 AM CST
Sure!
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You can see on one leaf I cut off the yellowing.
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tarev
Feb 14, 2017 11:56 AM CST
To me it seems it got overwatered, make sure the soil is dry before next watering. It prefers to be on the dry side. Applying fertilizer at this point will not help, it is acclimating from the changes you made and grown indoors, their growth rate is much slower.

Willowh
Feb 15, 2017 12:25 PM CST
tarev said:To me it seems it got overwatered, make sure the soil is dry before next watering. It prefers to be on the dry side. Applying fertilizer at this point will not help, it is acclimating from the changes you made and grown indoors, their growth rate is much slower.
Thank you! I will definitely water less. I thought the problem was much more complicated! How often should I fertilize?
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tarev
Feb 15, 2017 12:44 PM CST
To be honest I just do once a year application on mine around Spring time here. It is different when it is planted in ground, so it needs more if planted that way. But give your plant some time to adjust and acclimate. Don't know where you are located, so remember this plant is really very slow growing. I get my new leaves here around the height of summer.
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Willowh
Feb 15, 2017 1:21 PM CST
tarev said:To be honest I just do once a year application on mine around Spring time here. It is different when it is planted in ground, so it needs more if planted that way. But give your plant some time to adjust and acclimate. Don't know where you are located, so remember this plant is really very slow growing. I get my new leaves here around the height of summer.


Yes, will do. Thanks so much for all the help!

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