Aliens growing out of Palm

Discussion in 'Outdoor Tropicals' started by Caroline C, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Caroline C

    Caroline C Member

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    HI,
    I have an indoor Sago...it has always grown new leaves, but these are different things growing out it that look like aliens. They are 2 long stick like things growing straight up. they are coming out of the center. The plant is about 2 years old and has never done this before. The regular leaves are looking a little yellowish now, so I am assuming it needs to be fertilized. Which I have never done. Would anyone happen to know what these alien type things are and what I should do with them???
    Thanks, Caroline
     
  2. fourd

    fourd Active Member 10 Years

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    Are you sure they are not the seed bearing parts of the plant?
     
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    Ralph Walton Active Member 10 Years

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    Sounds like the male part of the plant's reproductive structures. Don't hold your breath waiting for the female parts; you need a female plant for that.
    Ralph
     
  4. Sunset Cycads

    Sunset Cycads Active Member 10 Years

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    Caroline, I just found your question that you posted back in July. Check out my post in August about "Cycad flushing" -- does yours look like this? If so, the "sticks" have probably unfurled into leaves by now. Let us know the outcome.
    --Lori
     

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