Sago Palm Bonsai Tree Care

Sago Palm Bonsai Tree, scientific name Cycas revoluta, is native to Japan. It belongs to a group called cycads.

It is a slow-growing plant that can handle a wide temperature range from 15 to 120F. It is very easy to maintain and will tolerate neglect. Great for indoors.

Additional Information

Family: Cycadaceae

Scientific name: Cycas revoluta

Common Names: Sago Palm, King Sago Palm, Japanese Sago Palm, Funeral Palm.

Origin: Native to southern Japan.

Appearance: It is a very symmetrical plant with an upright trunk and semi-glossy, feather-like, deep green leaves that grow in a circular pattern. It produces a periodic “flush” of new leaves, called a “break”.

Flowering: Sago Palm is dioecious, with the males producing cones and the females producing groups of megasporophylls.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both.

Light Requirements: Prefers full sun.

Water Requirements: Allow the soil to dry between watering. Try to avoid overhead watering; this may cause rot and possibly total decay of the plant. Use quick-draining soil mix.

Hardiness: Grows best in USDA Zones 8 – 10. If properly acclimatized, it can grow in Zone 8. Although Sago Palm is a hardy plant, it should be protected from freezing temperatures.

Insects and Diseases: Scale or mealy bug.

Propagation: By seed or by removal of basal offsets.

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