Cycas revoluta <br> Sago Palm

Cycas revoluta
Sago Palm

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Cycas revoluta                      

SY-kas rev-O-LOO-ta

Common Names: Sago Palm, Cycad Palm, King Sago

Family: Cycadaceae

Origin: Japan

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.