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Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
Nov 9, 2017 6:57 PM CST
I have this sago palm in the pot since 1999 and it had been doing very well. It produced new set of leaves every summer. Sadly it stopped producing new growth in 2016. I put some coffee grind in spring for food. but no luck. I put it on front porch where it can get some sun and some shade in spring and put it inside for winter. I made no changes for many years. I hope to see new growth in next summer, please help.

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Nov 9, 2017 7:08 PM CST

Have you given your Sago Palm fresh soil or fertilized since 1999?
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
Nov 10, 2017 1:29 PM CST
I do use fertilizer every year. I have added some new soil some times when it got knocked down by weather. I will repot next spring and see. One thing I remember some bird nested in the pot last year but not sure if it does anything to the plant.

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