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Jlang77
Oct 28, 2017 8:47 PM CST
Hello, I bought a Sago Palm yesterday. I've been looking up everything I can. Mine has a lot of Golden brown fuzz on it and some white looking fuzz on the base. Also some of the branches are twisted weirdly. What is wrong with it?
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DaisyI
Oct 28, 2017 8:58 PM CST
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Nothing that I can see. But if you feel there is something wrong, take it back to the store you bought it from and exchange it or get a refund.
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Jlang77
Oct 28, 2017 9:39 PM CST
It's my 1st plant in like 20 years. And this might sound silly but I love it. I just wanted to know if anything was wrong and if so how to make it better. 👌
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DaisyI
Oct 28, 2017 9:57 PM CST
It looks very healthy.
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WillC
Oct 29, 2017 9:06 AM CST
The brown fuzz is a normal part of the plant. The twisted fronds are probably due to their orientation when they emerged in the greenhouse or wherever it was grown. It may be how they were situated relative to the light source or perhaps they were pressed up against something when they emerged. In any case, it can't be changed and it is not a sign that the plant is unhealthy.

Sagos do best when kept tightly potted and they rarely need repotting. Allow the soil to dry about a half inch or so deep into the pot before watering thoroughly. You may want to remove the pebbles to help you more accurately determine how dry the soil is. Lots of very bright indirect sunlight is best for Sago Palms. It is a very slow grower and typically pushes out a circle of new fronds only once a year or so. Don't try to force growth with fertilizer, a larger pot or more water.
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