Cycas revoluta - Sago Palm

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SIZE: Pot Diameter x Total Height
Size Tip: Fits in a pot with an 18cm+ opening

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Although commonly known as the Sago Palm, Cycas revoluta is not a palm at all despite appearances. It is actually a Cycad and dates back to pre-historic time. However, just like a palm it is known for its attractive feathery fronds.

The trunk of the Cycas is known as a caudex. Stiff, shiny fronds grow in a rosette from the trunk, initially in an upright manner before arching gracefully as they age. New leaves emerge all at once rather than developing continuously. This periodic flush of new growth is known as a 'break'. New leaves are fragile, so avoid disturbing the plant at this time. However, if the leaves start to lean towards a source of light, turn the plant slightly each day until they harden.

Cycas revoluta is a majestic option for a house or office plant and will provide an ancient and exotic focal point.

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Cycas revoluta - Sago Palm Care & Info Guide

Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but will tolerate shade. Direct morning or afternoon sunlight for a few hours a day should not harm the plant, providing it is not too harsh.

Water: Allow the top of the soil to dry out before watering. Do not over water. Water the base of the plant rather than the crown.

Temperature: Average household temperatures 16-24°C, but no lower than 13°C. Avoid draughts.

Humidity: Sago Palm prefers increased humidity levels. Place on a shallow gravel tray filled with water and mist regularly. Put it outside in warm summer rain or leave in a steamy bathroom for an hour for a special treat.

Feed: Liquid fertiliser occasionally during the growing season. Do not over-feed: this slow growing plant does not require a lot of extra food. View Plant Nutrition

Care Tips: Dust from time to time and remove any dead leaves, cutting close to the trunk. The fronds are delicate and slow to grow - so handle carefully to avoid damage.

Height and Growth Rate: Indoor height 60-80cm. Slow growing.

Toxicity: Leaves are toxic if eaten. Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Origin: Tropical Asia.

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