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What is this plant and why it is not healthy?

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What is this plant and why it is not healthy?

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Can some one help me here ? I have not watered much as we just started Spring. 
I will water regularly in summer.

How should I take care of it, to make those branches greenish and healthy ?

thanks

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Re: what is this plant and why it is not healthy

I'm no expert @ppp  but it looks to me like a Sago Palm. If it is, you really want to look after it - they can be worth a few $$$.

 

Sago palms don't like too much water so no need to water during winter and rainy periods. I'd think hitting it with some Seasol and/or Powerfeed would give it some new life.

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Re: What is this plant and why it is not healthy?

Hi @ppp,

 

Welcome to Workshop. It's great to have you join us. 

 

Let me tag the ever-helpful @Noelle to see if she might assist by identifying your plant and offering some tips for caring for it. 

 

Feel free to post anytime you need a hand or have something to share. We are looking forward to reading about your projects and plans around the house and garden.

 

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Re: What is this plant and why it is not healthy?

Have to agree with Project Pete - Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) and yes, plants can be worth a few $$ so definitely worth looking after carefully.  Over-watering is deadly - this plant thrives in sandy soils where water drains freely. But that doesn't mean no watering at all. Water through the crown (centre) of the plant like you would a tree fern at least once a fortnight over summer when it's hot. Cut right back in cooler months.

A weak seaweed solution now may assist its overall health but be careful using fertilisers - little and not too often would be my guide.

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Re: What is this plant and why it is not healthy?

Hi @ppp. Sorry for the lateness of this.
Noelle is spot on with her comments.
I would also note that there appears to be a lot of Oxalis weed underneat the plant and it seems to be spreading way from the plant. Can I strongly suggest you start pulling that out NOW to stop it spreading. If it flowers a lot you'll have this problem for ages.
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Re: What is this plant and why it is not healthy?

These are really helpful suggestions. Thank you all.
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