Sago Palm in CeramicCycas revoluta
[ Height: 15" - 16" | Diameter: 5" - 6" ]
The Sago Palm is not really a palm at all. It is a cycad, a type of plant that has existed on Earth since prehistoric times. Extremely slow-growing, the new leaves on the Sago Palm will emerge in a ring around the center only once every year or two. As the new growth unfurls and stiffens, the color transforms from gold-brown to blue-green. Requiring little care, the Sago Palm is a rugged houseplant perfect for people on the go. Here, a Sago Palm is presented in a modern, white cylinder container. Plant delivery in Manhattan with Plantshed.com.
- Geographic Origin: Japan
- Features: Low-maintenance; Drought-tolerant; Cold-tolerant
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Great For: Bright light; Drafty windows
Plant Care Guide
Requires bright, indirect sunlight. A few hours of direct light is okay—but too much in the summer will sunburn the leaves.
Check for about once every 2-3 weeks. Allow soil to completely dry out. Water less often in winter. Pre-measure amount of water to ensure excess does not build up in bottom of container. About a cup of water should be enough.
Level of Care
Easy! Just make sure it has enough sunlight and that you don’t overwater.
Sago Palms remove toxins that can build up in indoor spaces. A general rule of thumb is 1 medium houseplant per 100 square feet of space effectively cleans the air we breathe.
Feed with a liquid, indoor plant fertilizer about once a month during the growing season. Do not fertilize in winter.
Remarkably cold tolerant. Can withstand temperatures down to 15°F for short periods but prefers an average of 60-80°F.
Use a well-draining, sandy soil. Cactus/Succulent Potting Mix works best, or a ½ perlite, ½ peat moss mixture. The plant will rot without proper drainage. Be sure not to plant too deeply!
Pruning & Propagation
Wearing gloves to protect skin, trim any brown or yellow leaves down to base or stem. To propagate, split palm “pups” from parent plant.
Sorry! All parts are highly toxic if consumed by pets and a vet should be consulted immediately.