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Cycas revoluta (Cycad, Sago cycad)

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Plant description

cycas revoluta sago cycad palm

cycas revoluta cycad

Cycas revoluta is a slow growing plant that resembles a low growing palm, as they grow from a sturdy, woody trunk and have a crown of arching tough leaves. They are only distantly related to palms. The leaves are deep green and glossy and grow from a central rosette. It is suitable for temperate, sub tropical to tropical climates, but is not frost hardy. The cycad sago palm is poisonous if eaten. Pets are most at risk, as they find the plant palatable.

Cycas revoluta is the most popular cycad in cultivation.

Propagation is by seed, or from small off shoots that grow from the base of the plant.

 

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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