- 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
|Growth Rate: Slow
|Mature Height: 2.5-3 feet
|Mature Spread: 2.5-3 feet
|Flower Color(s): Brown
|Flower Shade/Description: Brown Inflorescence
|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
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