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Cycas

 

Sago Palm

Cycas, common name 'Sago Palm', is one of the most primitive living plants and is a popular ornamental. It forms a trunk, topped with feathery leaves. Often called "living fossils", Cycads have changed very little in the last 200 million years. Many are grown as indoor plants, but benefit from spending time outdoors in warmer, frost-free months

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plant Features
  • Sago Palm likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Sago Palm likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Sago Palm is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Sago Palm likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Sago Palm

Latin name

Cycas

type

Fern

family

Cycadaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sago Palm likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Sago Palm is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Sago Palm likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Sago Palm likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Sago Palm is 1.50meters x 1.50meters 1.50 M 1.50 M

Cycas

Cycas, common name 'Sago Palm', is one of the most primitive living plants and is a popular ornamental. It forms a trunk, topped with feathery leaves. Often called "living fossils", Cycads have changed very little in the last 200 million years. Many are grown as indoor plants, but benefit from spending time outdoors in warmer, frost-free months


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Cycads will grow in most types of soil, as long as t is free-draining. For growing in containers, any general purpose mixed with John Innes No. 3 and some slow-release fertiliser would be ideal. In mild regions it is possible to grow some cycads outdoors. Temperatures below -5C will damage the leaves, so wrap the plant well, or bring it indoors if that is a risk.

 

Propagating

From Late Spring TO Early Autumn

Cycads produce off-sets that can be cut from the parent plant, using a sterile knife.Cut where it meets the parent plant, and use a fungicide powder on the parent plant where the cut was made. Soak the "pup" for 30 minutes in a fungicide, then in a rooting stimulant for a similar length of time. then plant in clean pumice or scoria. It can take 6-10 months for the new plant to become established

 
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