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  • Prehistoric Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Cactus Potting Soil
  • Mature Height 3 Feet 

Sago Palm is a favorite indoor plant for any tropical plant collector. Cycas revoluta is not a true Palm and has been growing naturally in Japan and China since the Mesozoic Era. Cycads are a genus of plants that do not bear flowers but produce nuts in a cone similar to conifers. Cycads also have fronds like ferns and no branches or stems. Sago Palm is also known as King Sago and Japanese Funeral Palm.

Best Locations For Growing Sago Palm

Sago palm is very slow growing indoors and is often a favorite plant for Bonsai. Sago Palm likes to go outside for the summer, especially in areas with high humidity. Make sure to place it out of direct midday sun. Place these plants out of the way of foot traffic; their stiff, pokey fronds are painful to touch and all parts of the plant are toxic to humans and pets.

Sago Palm Sunlight Requirements

Indirect bright light keeps the fronds of Sago palm deep green. Lower lighting levels will slow down this already slow grower. An east- or west-facing window with only 3-4 hours of direct sunlight is perfect. Sago Palm needs part-sun to semi-shady conditions outside to protect the fronds from bleaching or burning.

Sago Palm Care

Sago Palm likes to dry out between waterings but also wants to stay consistently moist. Potting soil made for Cacti and Succulents has the fast drainage that the roots need. Repotting will not be required very often. This plant is such a slow grower that in most years, it will only produce one frond. Unglazed terra cotta pots will give the roots the much needed air circulation; plastic pots retain too much moisture. Always wear long sleeves and gloves when repotting; the fronds are tough and prickly.

Watering Sago Palm

Sago palm needs to dry out between waterings. A thorough watering 1-2 times a week during the summer will be needed. Watering can be reduced to every 10-14 days in the winter. Sago Palm appreciates high humidity while indoors, especially in the winter. Placing a tray with 2-3 inches of pebbles under the pot will slowly release humidity while keeping the pot out of standing water. 

Feeding Sago Palm

Fertilizer only needs to be applied during the spring and summer. Once a month, water with a diluted, liquid succulent and cactus formulation. 

Sago Palm Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 2.5-3 feet
Mature Spread: 2.5-3 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Brown
Flower Shade/Description: Brown Inflorescence
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Glossy, Dark Green
Temperature: 65° - 85°F (18° - 29°C)
Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)
Common Name: Sago Palm
Other Name(s): Sago, Sago Cycad, Japanese Sago Palm
Scientific Name: Cycas revoluta
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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