Cycas revoluta (Sago Palm)

Cycas revoluta Japanese Sago Cycad 140 mm
Cycas revoluta Japanese Sago Cycad 200 mm
Cycas revoluta Japanese Sago Cycad 250 mm
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Cycas revoluta (Sago Palm)

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Cycas revoluta commonly called the Sago palm is a native Japanese cycad often referred to as a 'living fossil' because cycads have been on the earth for over 100 million years - that's even before the dinosaurs went extinct! This is a striking ornamental tree. The plant has a rosette of large thick green feathery leaves that grow on top of a trunk. Although it looks like a palm, it is more closely related to the conifers. Each plant is either a male or female, whit the females producing a flower and males producing a cone.

Sago palms are very slow-growing, which translates to a higher price tag. They are suitable for both pots and planting in the ground for areas that receive either full sun or part shade. They are excellent for adding a tropical feel to your garden but also fit right into a desert or formal style garden. They are extremely long-lived, surviving over 200 years.

 Please note: (1) The leaf tips are sharp and therefore should be planted in appropriate locations. (2) Caution: Ingestion of cycad seeds are highly toxic to people and animals.

Light requirement: Full Sun and Part sun/part shade

Water requirement: Low

Watering frequency: In pots, allow the soil to dry before watering. In the ground, 1st year: 20 – 25 liters of water twice/week, 2nd year: ~40 liters once/week. 3rd year: 50 – 60 liters once/month

Soil: While they do prefer rich soil, they are tough enough to grow in almost any type of soil, but good drainage is very important to prevent root rot.

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Slow

Suitable for containers: Yes

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Drought tolerance: High

Frost tolerance: Medium

Wind tolerance: High

Disease and pest susceptibility: Mealy bugs and scale

Mature height: 3 m

Mature width: 1.5 m

Suitable for shaping: No

Colour: Green

Variegation: No

Size: Large

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; but primarily grown for it's foliage

Flower colour: Cream

Flower fragrant: No

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Fruit: Yes

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