Monday, June 23, 2008

Sago Palm Update

Now it is time for an update on my Sago Palm. I am unsure what kind of Sago Palm it actually is but I am pretty sure it is one of either the Prince Sago (Cycas taitungensis) or the Sago Palm (Cycas riuminiana). Again I am unsure so if you have any ideas please feel free to let me know.

Although the name is Sago Palm this is actually not a Palm Tree at all. The Sago Palm is actually a part of the Cycad family. I like Cycads because of their Jurassic appearance. I think they are very tropical looking as well. The Sago Palm can be grown anywhere from full sun (which I think it does best) to shade. The Sago Palm has average water needs so take that into consideration when watering, you do not want to over water. You should space them apart about 4-6 feet when planting. The Sago Palm can grow up to heights of 20 feet depending on the conditions.

I was given this Sago Palm by my friend back in February. I thought it would never grow. My Sago Palm has looked baron for 4 months now. I wasn't going to give up hope though, and it paid off. Now I have 2 new growths coming out of my little Sago Palm. The new growth looks like something right out of a dinosaur movie. I also have planted some Butterfly Plant ( Christia obcordata )( click here for more on my Butterfly Plant ), an unknown succulent, and an unknown plant that was given to me as a clipping and it just took off. If you know the names of these unknowns please let me know.

For now here are the pictures of my Sago Palm. The first picture is of when I first planted the Sago Palm 4 months ago. Enjoy!


liquidwater said...

Great blog. My neighbor gave me some cuttings off the trunk of a sago, planted them in dirt 3-4 months ago, nothing yet although some fronds are still green. I was told that they will turn brown before they grow so in the pots they stay.

Anonymous said...

regarding the green succulent on the right side of the pot in the pictures: it doesn't really look like one, but it seems to have similar characteristics to a Kalanchoe daigremontiana