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Description

Enjoy the tropical view at your home by growing an amazing Sago Palm.

Sago Palm leaves are pinnately compound, dark green color on a thick shaggy trunk.The trunk is very low to subterranean in young plants, but lengthens above ground with age.It grow out into a feather like rosette. The basal leaflets become more like spines.

Plant Specifications

Plant Spread 12 inch (30 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name sago palm,Cycas revoluta ,Sotetsu, king sago, sago cycad, Japanese sago palm
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 6 ft (1.8 m) indoors. Can be kept dwarfed by growing it in a small pot. Sago Palm is also popularly grown as a bonsai tree.
Difficulty Level Medium

Planting and care

  • Sago Palm care is easy if you keep a few things in mind. It doesnt like its feet wet, so keep the soil on the dry side.
  • Give it light every day and fertilize lightly during the growing season.
  • This plant doesn t really like to be disturbed, so re-pot only when necessary.
  • Pruning can be done anytime to remove dead fronds.
  • Look over your plant often for scale and treat any infestation immediately with insecticide.

    Cycas Plant care

  • Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
  • Sunlight
  • More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day.
  • Watering
  • Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
  • Grow well in pH range of 6.5 to 7.5
  • Temperature Temperature: Average room temperatures of 65F (16C) --- 75F (24C) are suitable and no lower than 55F (12.7C).
    Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
  • Cycas Plant special feature

    This species is not a true palm.

    Cycas Plant uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Used for various ornamental purpose
    • Sago palm also makes a great walkway border

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is cycas plant?

    Cycas is a genus of plants belonging to a very ancient lineage, the Cycadophyta, which are not closely related to palms. ferns, trees or any other modern group of plants.

    Where to plant cycas?

    You can grow cycas in bright and indirect bright light also.

    How to plant cycas palm?

    Light These are considered low-light palms, They prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Soil This palm will grow well in almost any soil—sand, loam, or clay. It does not tolerate salty soil. Water Like many palms, parlor palms are sensitive to overwatering and cannot tolerate being waterlogged or sitting in saturated potting mix. Ideally, keep moisture at an even level. Err on the side of slightly too dry rather than overwatering. Water when the top 1 inch of the soil feels dry. Yellow fronds will indicate the plant needs more water. Temperature and Humidity The parlor palm prefers room temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees F. It can tolerate a low of 50 degrees but will die with a frost. Keep it away from cold drafts near windows, vents, and outside doors. Fertilizer Feed with any organic fertilizer once or twice during the growing season and not at all during the winter. The plants are light feeders.

    Are cycad good house plants?

    Yes they are very attractive foliage plants

    How to grow cycas revoluta?

    Temperature: Temperature: Average room temperatures of 65°F (16°C) --- 75°F (24°C) are suitable and no lower than 55°F (12.7°C). Light: The cycas revoluta grows at its best with bright light, without direct sunlight. Watering: The soil is best kept moist, so water once the soil begins to dry slightly at the top. Over-watering or watering at the crown of the plant can cause the plant to rot. During the winter reduce watering. Soil: A well draining and aerated potting mix is needed. Something like 1 part peat, 1 part pine bark and 1 part coarse sand is a suitable mix. Re-Potting: Once again because its a slow growing plant it does not need to be re-potted every year. Once every 3 years should be fine. Fertilizer: I would feed this plant once a month from April - October with a diluted liquid fertilizer. It wont need quite as much or as often as many other foliage plants because its so slow growing.

    How to care for cycas plant?

    Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright direct/indirect sunlight, f, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

    How to plant cycad seeds?

    Soak the seeds in a bucket of water overnight to determine which are viable. Scoop out and discard any sago palm seeds that float to the surface because they are probably not viable. Plant only the seeds that sink to the bottom of the bucket. Inspect the seeds and discard any with obvious signs of mold or damage. Prepare a container for each sago palm seed. Fill 4-inch plastic pots with a mixture of half perlite and half milled peat. Sow one seed in each pot. Lay the seed on the surface of the soil so the rounded end is parallel with the soil surface. Press the sago palm seed into the surface of the soil until it is two-thirds buried but still plainly visible. Drizzle water into the pot until the growing mixture is saturated and the water begins to drain from the bottom of the pot. Place the potted sago palm seeds in a bright, sheltered location such as on a porch or inside a lightly shaded cold frame. Warm the pots to between 75 and 90 F using a germination mat. Cover the pots with a propagation dome to hold warmth around the seeds. Maintain a constant level of light moisture in the growing mixture. Add water whenever the growing mixture feels nearly dry beneath the surface but do not allow it to become soggy since the sago palm seeds will rot.

    Is cycas a flowering plant?

    Its not a flowering plant

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