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Cycas revoluta

Sago palm

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Features

  • Height0.5m to 2m
  • Spread0.5m to 2m
  • Growth HabitUpright palm-like
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm). This old genus consists of slow-growing evergreens which are grown for their beautiful dark green, glossy palm-like fronds that radiate from the trunk-like woody stem. They will eventually grow to a height and spread of 10ft but it will take several generations.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Tree

Other common names

Japanese fern palm, Cycad

Origin

Japan, China

Interest and use

Ornamental, border, foliage, container, fruit, greenhouse.

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  • Cycas revoluta | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Cycas revoluta | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Cycas revoluta | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Cycas revoluta | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 10-13C, and will prefer full light and humus-rich, well drained soil. Water the potted specimens moderately, less when not in full growth.

Propagation

You can propagate in the spring by seeds or suckers taken from mature plants.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs and scale insects may become a problem.

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