|A landscape accent in warm climates, Sago Palms
are also exotic houseplants. Young plants resemble ferns, slowly grow a
thick trunk, and eventually develop a palm like appearance after decades
of growth. Cycas are pseudo palms, actually being a member of the conifer
family. Interestingly, this ancient species is one of the few survivors
of the prehistoric dinosaur age.
These long-lived plants tolerate neglect or thrive
with attention, adapt to bright indoor light or full sun, and have a wide
temperature range from 15 to 120 degrees. A slow growth rate allows most
indoor specimens to remain in the same container indefinitely. Treat as
a cactus - water when almost dry and seldom fertilize.
6" Sago Palm in 7" Bonsai Pot