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Cycas revoluta 'Sago Palm'
Cycas revoluta 'Sago Palm'
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Ships in 10 inch nursery pot. 18-20 inches in height.

Cycas revoluta 'Sago Palm' - A unique plant that resembles a palm tree but is actually a cycad. These living fossils, members of the Cycadaceae family, dominated the landscape during the Mesozoic era over 150 million years ago. Today about 10 genera of cycads still survive. The Japanese sago, also called the sago palm is the most common. The sago palm is native to Japan’s southern most islands—a subtropical area of high rainfall and warm temperatures—similar to Florida and the Gulf Coast.

Cycads are as old or older than the dinosaurs...nearly 300 million years old. Thriving in the Jurassic Period, cycads dominated the landscape during the time of the dinosaurs. Excellent drainage is the most important requirement for the growth of cycads. Water must never sit around cycad roots. Cycads are gymnosperms along with pines and ginkgoes. Cycad growth is generally slow but some cycads are quick growing and can live to be hundreds of years old. Although sometimes confused with palms, cycads are much more primitive and are evolutionarily very different.

Name Cycas revoluta 'Sago Palm'
Common Names Japanese Sago Palm, Sago Cycas
Grow Zone 8
Light Conditions Full Sun,Partial Sun/Shade
PH Level 6.1-7.8
Minimum Height 10 feet
Maximum Height 12 feet
Growth Habit Slow
Bloom Period Late Spring
Bloom Color Golden cone/Golden flower
Fragrant No
Best Grown In Outdoors, Landscape Plant
Scientific Name Cycas revoluta
Class Cycadopsida
Family Cycadaceae
Genus Cycas
Species revoluta
Salt Tolerance High
Grow Zone 8
Grow Zones
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by Karl Burkett Sr.
on 10/29/2011
Saga Palm
We purchased  a plant from LOwes. From the center have grown 4 more leaves. these are thinner the original plant and look to be turning yellow. What can be done about it?
by betty
on 8/2/2011
sago palms
I really would like to know what is wrong with my sago.  the bottom fronds have turned yellow but is producing new shutes in the middle. why is it turning yellow?  hope it isn't dying.  I have had this plant for maybe 20 years. 
by Rich
on 3/25/2011
exceeded my expectations
This item arrived well package and in great health.  I have had it in a pot in my living room for the past month since I got it.  Despite what I have read about sagos being slow growers, this thing has already taken off! It has over 10 new fronds sprouting out of the middle in only the only the one month I have had it!  You will be very pleased with the price and quality of this sago palm
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