Sago Palm

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Sago Palm

Cycas revoluta
Sago
2

7 feet
3

5 feet
Japan
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun, but appreciates some afternoon shade in summer. Evergreen to 15 degrees F. Sago is an ancient plant with arching glossy leaves and a palm-like form.

Sago tolerates many soil types, including clay, and it is extremely drought hardy once established; adult plants can go for months without supplemental water. Even if plants begin to drop leaves or dessicate in drought, they usually recover after rain.

The fruit on female plants are fatally toxic to dogs (and, unfortunately, they resemble a red rubber ball.)

Maintenance

Slow growing. Overwatering leads to crown and root rot. The leaf bases bear sharp tips and may require gloves for close handling. Expect damage from deep freezes and, increasingly, from Cycad Aulacaspis scale.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Palm
Size:
2-7' H, 3-5' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Bats
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
Seeds are poisonous to pets.
Coupon Eligible:

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