Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil becomes dry.
|Botanical Pronunciation||SI-cas re-VOL-u-ta|
|Lore||The seeds that develop at maturity and the foliage of the Sago Palm are considered highly toxic to cats and dogs.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Very slowly reaches 10 ft. tall, 8 ft, wide, with 3 to 6 ft. long fronds.|
|Bloom Time||Occasionally develops seed cones; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Not a true palm, this plant is a living fossil that is technically part conifer and part fern! It is stiff and broad, making a reliable palm-like effect in shaded gardens where space is limited. Ideal in Asian compositions or in a fern grotto. Super in tropical gardens with other foliage plants and hot-colored flowers. Grow as a single specimen and avoid crowding as it destroys its symmetry.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Container, Houseplant, Poolside, Rock Garden, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Heat Loving|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil becomes dry.|
|Key Feature||Tropical Specimen Plant|
Provide porous, loamy, very well-drained soil; avoid heavy, wet soils. Provide some shade in hottest regions. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; take care not to overwater. Feed in early spring. Prune away old faded fronds close to trunk. Remove new plantlets at base of trunk. Not fit for human or animal consumption.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11