Sago Palm Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Nuevo, CA
Question by janieh
July 1, 2002
Hello, I have a 7 year old sago Palm tree that is sprouting out of the middle a huge, missle, looking type of a flower. Its huge and beige. What am I suppose to do? Does it make a flower or what?

Answer from NGA
July 1, 2002


Congratulations! Your palm is about to produce a flower. It won't be very attractive - it will look a bit like the tassel on a corn stalk - but it's the palms way of reproducing. As the flower stalk matures, seed-bearing cones will form. You can collect the seeds when the cones release them and start new sago palm trees, or you can simply cut off the flowering stalk and dispose of it.

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