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Question: I have a sago palm that grows in a quite large pot and it is producing plenty of little ones. I would like to plant it in the ground, but am afraid to kill it. What type of soil do they prefer and is lots of sunlight ok? Where it is now there is only sunshine in the afternoon. I would like to try to remove the little ones as well and try to grow new ones, that would be great. Should I keep it in the pot or can it go into the ground (mostly clay:() Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Renate

Answer: Renate,

Those plant are pretty tolerant of various types of soil. They can take quite a bit of sun if not suddenly moved to sun from shade but they do prefer a very bright shade with perhaps a little sun. Go ahead and move it to the ground if you like. After it settles in you can cut away the "pups" and replant them in a pot is a bright shady spot to get them going.

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