I hope someone will be able to help me with a dilemma I am having with my cycad. Even if it's too late for my Cycas, I would very much love to learn about what went wrong so that I can take measures to avoid similar consequences in the future.
I have a Cycas revoluta that I purchased as a 3 gallon on sale at a local nursery last year. It did not appear to have produced any new leaves as some of the others in the sale area. It was the biggest one. I thought it was a great deal. I repotted it some time before I brought it in for the winter. I did not want to risk losing it to a harsh winter. Upon repotting it in a 5 gallon container, I noticed some odd growths on the roots (of which I thought might be the result of root nematode damage). Looking back, I realize that breaking off some of the root growths was probably not a good idea, but at the time I thought it might help the plant.
Well, over the winter, my Cycas has slowly been browning from the bottom up. I have done my best not to water too much, and it has not been exposed to extremely cold temperatures. It's been kept in an unheated garage most of the winter. My questions are: Is it slowly succumbing to something that I did wrong or did not notice? Is there anything I can do to save it? Is there a potential that it may still survive? Or is it not dying at all and it is a situation that I am overreacting to?
Any information or direction to a potentially helpful resource or learning guide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! If there is a need for further information, do not hesitate to ask.