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Sago Palm,

Cycas revoluta
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Placement

Placement

Place your Sago Palm in a room that gets plenty of natural light, within 3 feet of a window. Make sure your window has a sheer curtain to filter the light since direct sunlight can cause the leaves to discolor. Rotate the plant occasionally to encourage even growth.

Light Requirements

Light Requirements

The Sago Palm needs 4 to 6 hours of filtered sunlight each day. Avoid direct sunlight.

Watering Needs

Watering Needs

Water the Sago Palm only when the soil is nearly dry. When watering, remove the plant from its decorative planter and water with fresh water lightly and slowly from above, until it trickles from the drainage holes at the base of the pot. Let the water soak for a few minutes, then water again to reach the deeper layers of soil. Tip out any excess water before returning the plant to its decorative planter.

Temperature Preferences

Temperature Preferences

Does well at room temperature between 60°F - 77°F. Cold temperatures should be avoided.

Humidity Tolerance

Humidity Tolerance

Prefers higher levels of humidity, around 75% or above. If the air around the plant is too dry, use a humidifier or occasionally mist the plant to increase humidity.

Repotting Needs

Repotting Needs

The plant can live happily in the provided grow pot for up to a year. Repot when the roots have filled the pot completely, or the plant has grown too large. Use a sandy, quick-draining soil, or a cactus potting mix. Repot every 1-2 years. When your plant is ready to be repotted, you can follow our simple how-to guide.

Unhealthy Plant Signs

Unhealthy Plant Signs

Spotted or soft leaves may be a sign of overwatering. Remove old, yellow leaves with gardening shears and be sure to sterilize your tools after pruning the plant.

Toxicity

Toxicity

Be extra cautious with this plant around small children or pets. If ingested, may cause a harmful reaction in people and pets. Handling of sap, soil, and seeds may also cause allergic reactions.

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