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Cycas Revoluta 'Sago Palm'

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The Sago Palm is an easy to care for house plant that is recognizable for its unique feathery green foliage growing on trunks. While the common name might suggest that this plant is a palm, it is technically not considered a true palm at all, but instead considered a cycad. Cycads are one of the oldest groups of plants, dating back to prehistoric times, which accounts for the hardiness of this plant. Although the Sago Palm is hardy and easy to grow, it does require some specific growing conditions. This plant prefers a warm environment, high humidity and bright light for best growth. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Cycas Revoluta 
  • Common Name(s): Sago Palm
  • Family: Cycadaceae
  • Native Range: Southern Japan

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light
  • Water: Can be drought tolerant but prefer moderately moist soil
  • Humidity: High
  • Temperature: 65-75F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding: Fertilize monthly during spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer.
  • Propagation: Seeds
  • Growth: Slow growing
  • Pests: Generally resilient to pests
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets