Continuous flowering

Asked May 13, 2017, 9:38 AM EDT

Our sago palm (female) is developing it's third consecutive flower without producing fronds. It has flowered in the past but always with fronds coming after the flower was done producing seeds. This is the first time we have had consecutive flowers. We haven't had new fronds in a year and a half. Is this normal? Our palm is over 35 years old. Do I need to feed it with something to make it frond?

Caddo Parish Louisiana sago palm

1 Response

Thanks for your question about your palm. I've researched the issue, and several scientific sources indicate it is probably a lack of nutrients for your plant, if the problem is occurring in the spring, when the plant is expected to grow (as opposed to fall and winter when it's dormant.) Here's a link to an extension article about these plants, and how to remedy the problem.

Hope this is helpful. Good luck!