Common Names: Sago Palm, Cycad Palm, King Sago
Growth: Compact, clumping
Light: Full sun
Foot Candles: 250+
Water: Let dry partially
Humidity: 30% - 60%
Temperature: 10°C - 30°C
Soil: Well draining potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter
Nutrients: 15-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Seed or removal of offsets
Interiorscape Use: Potted Plant, Atrium
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Leaves will stretch with low light.
Comments: A primary source of the food starch Sago. The new leaf fronds come out curled up like ferns. It is not a true palm or fern but an in-between plant known as cycads or tree-ferns. The new leaves can be cooked similar to fiddleheads.
Toxicity: When large quantities are ingested, symptoms include: vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, and seizures. Attractive to pets who can also be poisoned.