The sago is easy to care for. It is hardy to 15 degrees and can withstand a short freeze. This plant can live a very long time and is one of the longest living plants in the natural habitat. Typical life span can range between hundreds to thousands of years! SO grow a living fossil today! Fun Facts: Sago Palms are not palm trees at all Sago plants are actually a cycad They are one of the oldest species of plants that still exist They appeared on earth 350 to 250 million years ago They were growing long before the flowering plants appeared Sowing instructions: Soak in warm water for 24 - 48 hours to soften the fruit on the outside of the seed. Once the fruit has been soften, gently scrap the red-orange colored outer protective shell from the seed. Once seeds are completely cleaned, wash with warm water and dry immediately using a cloth or paper towel. Once Sago Palm seeds have been cleaned they are ready to plant Place seed in a deep container with at least 6 inches of good soil Keep soil moist but not soggy Press the seed halfway into the soil so that the pointy tip is facing up. Some growers have better results by laying the seed on its side. This allows for the tip to produce a healthy tap root to go down into the soil, while the first set of leaves will shoot up. Once the Sago Palm seed is been planted, water well and place the growing container in a warm, shaded area that will get partial sun. Do not place in direct scorching sun. This will cause the seedlings to dry out to quickly. and possibly burn before they develop a good root system. Allow the soil to almost dry out before watering. When the seedlings begin to put on the set of 'true' leaves they can be transplanted into larger pots or planted directly to the landscape site.
This plant has become one of the most popular plant for the landscape.
Sago Palms are not palm trees at all. They are actually a cycad
They are one of the oldest species of plants that still exist.
Sago Palms have strong, sturdy trunks that grow to about one to two feet in diameter.
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