De Cycas Revoluta originates in Japan. It is an old species that has been around for a long time. Individual plants, with the right care, can reach over a hundred years old. It can be found all over the world along the entrances of hotels, boulevards and patios. It has elegant long leaves that roll out similar to ferns. Cycas revoluta has beautiful leaves and a robust trunk. That makes Cycas revoluta a great addition for many interiors. It is recommended not to touch the leaves too much, as they can lose their colour otherwise. At MyPalmShop you can find a large assortment of various sizes and trunk circumferences. Are you curious? Take a look on this page!
The sago palm is a Cycas that prefers warmer temperatures but can withstand a few degrees of frost. It is best to protect it when it gets colder than -3 degrees Celsius. During mild winters, it is sufficient to use winter protection to prevent damages to the Cycas. Alternatively, or during colder periods, it is recommended to place the Cycas somewhere frost free. If you have placed Cycas revoluta in open ground, we commended taking a look at our winter pages to see how you can best protect your plant.
Cycas revoluta is not very demanding when it comes to its maintenance. The sago palm requires only a small amount of water. Prevent surpluses of water in the pot, as is it sensitive to overwatering. A pot with good drainage is recommended. Ensure that the soil dries out completely before watering the plant again. If you see that the leaves turn yellow, provide less water. If you are not certain how much water to give the plant, give it a little less than what you think. If the water gets drained properly it is easier to maintain the plant in pristine condition!
We do recommend spraying Cycas revoluta as the leaves can benefit from it. It is not necessary fi you do not want to, but it provides the plant with extra radiance. Just make sure not to touch the plant too much with your hands, as it might cause decolouration.
Sago palms can stay in dry soil for a week or two during winter. You can still continue to spray the plant if you do, as it enhances growth and decreases the chance for pests. In winter, the plant starts to ‘hibernate’, so it is not necessary to provide fertilizer. During summer, we recommend fertilizing once a month. Take a look at our fertilizers to find the best fertilizer for your sago palm. Always read the instructions carefully when applying fertilizer.
A sago palm requires at least 3-5 ours of filtered sunlight to grow in the right proportions. If the sago palm is placed in too dark of a spot, it tends to grow larger, out-of-proportion leaves. In addition, the drainage decreases as the plant uses less water. As the plant prefers good drainage and not too much water, it is best to keep it in sunlight so that the plant drinks sufficiently.
Cycas revoluta is not known as a fast growing plant. It grows slow and steadily at its own rate. That is beneficial for you as well as it requires less frequent repotting. Repotting once per three years is likely sufficient, as long as it is at least 20% larger than its previous pot. That way, the sago palm has sufficient room to grow more roots. The best moment for repotting is during Spring.
There are many reasons why the leaves of your Cycas revoluta might discolour. As mentioned above, a possible cause is overwatering. These leaves are unlikely to turn green again, though they will eventually be replaced with new, green leaves. You can pull yellow leaves of the ‘feathers’ of the sago palm. If the entire ‘feather’ is yellow, then it is best to simply cut it off in its entirety. Only do this if the entire ‘feather’ is yellow. A somewhat green leaf can still be drained of nutrients.
Brown leaves are old leaves that can be cut away. This is not strictly necessary, but enhances the looks of the sago palm.
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