Plant and Seed Trading forum: Sago Pups For Trade

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Orlando, FLORIDA (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida
May 22, 2014 7:42 PM CST
Let me know if you want to trade my Sagos for your plants. Prefer Tubers or hardy seeds like Sagos

Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Jun 13, 2014 3:07 AM CST
Forgive my ignorance, but what's your recommended care to root and establish those lil babies?
Would they attain much size in a season down there for you?

Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
Orlando, FLORIDA (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida
Jun 14, 2014 10:58 AM CST
It's very simple...just take the cleaned pups (I found some Aphids on I had to treat them first...very prevalent here in Florida)...cut any leaflets like the one shown off...that will be of no use...then put them any container that is well drained. I usually just find a used plastic bowl of any kind with holes drilled in them for drainage. Just use some general potting mix that is loamy like peat and perlite. place them half way in the mix so they stand erect. Put them just about anywhere in the house that receives some sunlight (not direct)....let them dry out between prevent mold.
Once they start sprouting their first fronds (usually about two)...just be patient and let them grow with the same care as before...never let them be soggy or they will rot. Move them outside (if inside) or to left alone if on a balcony or container.
Once they have established a tap root and a root system that spirals around...just repot them in a larger pot...and continue the process...with patience mind you. Sad
Then after they become established you can replant them in your desired location...prefers partial sun to dappled shade. "Never" Direct Sunlight...I have scorched too many in my times with them. Then just feed them Epsom Salts (Magnesium) diluted in one tablespoon per gallon on a regular basis. After a couple or three years in their new location you can just spread the Epsom Salts around the base and the natural water fall will take care of the rest. After about 3-4 growing seasons you may begin to see some pups spring up. And, that is when you start the process all of luck to you...Sagos are easy if you take care of them and showy for decades. My very first one at my first house in Florida in 1985 was about ten years old. I can see it on Google Maps and it (double head) is taller than the house....wish I had taken it with me...but, I took her pups and started all over again. Cheers! Thumbs up

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