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Do I cut off all yellow leaves now I fertilised my cycad. As it came from harsh conditions and had moths which I Treated also.

Submitted: 07:46AM, 29 Dec 2017
Answer: Hi Sharon,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

You can prune off the worst effected leaves if you like however, you want to ensure that there are still some leaves left on the plant to provide it with nutrients until the next spring. Although many of leaves may be damaged if they are still presenting with some green they still have a purpose.

You can also assist the growth of the cycad and provide some light nutrients to it in the meantime with an application of Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver and Plant Fertiliser in Autumn and Spring. Try to avoid overfeeding the cycads as they don’t require too many nutrients due to their slow growth rate.

Kind regards

Yates Horticulturalist

Answered: 11:09AM, 29 Dec 2017


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