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Sago Palm: Cycas revoluta



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cycad duo roadside

Family: Cycadaceae

Above: duo on roadside, Below: container cycads Use:specimen, foundation, poolside, woodland, containers
cycads in containers

Plant: evergreen shrub to 10'

Origin: southern Japan

: 8 - tropics

: ancient plant does not have "flowers". Male and female structures on separate plants. Mature females produced large colorful cones if fertilized.

Foliage: pinnately compound, leathery fronds with stiff, sharp blades

: full sun to part shade. Deep, well drained soil. Tough, tolerant plants. Mulch with compost or humus. Fertilize in spring to speed up growth. 2008, Last Updated December 9, 2008