sago palm - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sondrabags2
August 31, 2010
just purchase this beautiful palm. there was no instructions on how to plant it or care for it. can you help me out?
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Answer from NGA
August 31, 2010

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Sago palms can be grown indoors or out in Georgia. They can be damaged by frost, though, so if you plant yours outdoors you may need to cover it if a hard frost is predicted. Outdoors, plant your sago in a spot with good drainage and morning sunshine but shelter from hot afternoon sun. Indoors, plant your sago in a container filled with potting soil and set it in a bright location, away from air conditioner or heater vents. Either way, your sago will need to be watered regularly (allow the top of the soil to dry out between waterings). Whether you plant it indoors or out, be sure to plant it so it is growing at the same soil level as it was in the nursery pot - with the roots in the soil but the bulbous crown above soil level. These are slow growing plants - sometimes putting out only two or three new leaves each year. Hope this information is helpful. Enjoy your sago!

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