Sago Palm - Monrovia

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Monrovia Growers

A much-loved evergreen that develops a stout trunk topped by a whorl of dark green fronds, each containing hundreds of narrow spiky leaflets along its midrib. Although the Sago Palm is not a true palm, the stiff foliage forms a stunning open rosette that adds a splendid tropical palm tree-like element to smaller landscapes and patio gardens.

Mature Height: 10 feetMature Width: 8 feetLight: Partial Shade, Full Sun

Botanical Name,
Bulb Size,
Bulbs per Package,
Deer Resistant,
Evergreen or Deciduous,Evergreen
Family Name,Sago Palm
Flower Color,
Bloom Time,Occasionally develops seed cones; prized for foliage.
Foliage Color,Green
Genus Name,Cycas
Tomato Class,
Tomato Type,
Days to Emerge,
Days to Maturity,
Growth Rate,Slow
Hardiness Zone,9
Harvest Season,
Landscape Uses,Coastal Exposure, Container, Poolside, Rock, Specimen, Urban Garden
Light Needs,Partial Shade, Full Sun
Mature Height,10 feet
Mature Width,8 feet
Prune Time,Should Not Need Pruning
Self Pollinating,Dioecious
Water Needs,Average to Moist

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Essentials for Success

For flourishing plants, use potting soil for potted plants or planting mix for garden beds paired with Root Zone starter fertilizer is the perfect duo to foster robust root growth and minimize transplant shock.


Planting & Growing
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.