Regrettably, due to the prohibitive costs of Brexit processes, we are no longer able to import this plant from our EU growers and therefore unable to offer this plant for sale in the UK.
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.
Cycas revoluta - Sago Palm Care & Info Guide
Feeling hot, hot, hot! The Cycas revoluta in one of the palms that can handle some direct sunlight. Providing full early morning and late afternoon sun will increase growth rate.
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.
Some spray a day will keep yellow away! No one is a fan of yellow leaves, and this palm like many others likes lots of humidity. Moving to a high humid environment or using an atomiser will keep the yellowing at bay.
Cycas revoluta prefers bright, indirect light but will tolerate shade. Direct early morning or late afternoon sunlight should not harm the plant, providing it is not too harsh.
Allow the top of your Sago Palm's soil to dry out before watering. Water the base of the plant rather than the crown to prevent rotting. Do not overwater.
Cycas revoluta does well in average household temperatures (16-24°C), but should not be allowed to go lower than 13°C. Avoid cold draughts.
Sago Palms prefer increased humidity levels. Mist regularly or leave in a steamy bathroom for an hour to give it a boost. If it rains in the summer, take it outside to soak up some extra moisture.
Liquid fertiliser occasionally during the growing season. Do not over-feed: this slow growing plant does not require a lot of extra food.