|Japanese Sago Palm|
|Cycas revoluta 'King Palm'|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 11
|Plant Height:||4 feet to 10 feet|
|Plant Spread:||Forms a rosette of 4-8 feet in diameter|
Other: Leaves are semi-glossy green and 3 to 4 feet in length with sharp tips - toxic to humans and animals.
Other: 2 to 3 inch, oval hard brown fruit contains toxins and can be extremely poisonous t humans and animals
Other: Male plant produces a yellow cone-like structure, Female plant produces tan colored modified leaves
|Flower Color:||Other: Not true flowers:Male plant produces a yellow cone-like structure, Female plant produces tan colored modified leaves.
Late spring or early summer
|Suitable Locations:||Street Tree
|Uses:||Provides winter interest
|Dynamic Accumulator:||Nitrogen fixer
|Resistances:||Tolerates dry shade
|Toxicity:||Leaves are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
|Propagation: Seeds:||Self fertile
Days to germinate: 3-4 months
Depth to plant seed: 1"-2", laying the seed on its flat side
Suitable for wintersowing
Can handle transplanting
|Propagation: Other methods:||Offsets
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Preferred depth: Do not cover the growing tip! Allow the uppermost tip of the seedling to show.
Prefers to be under-potted
|Conservation status:||Least Concern (LC)
The Chelsea Flower Show is an eagerly awaited event after our long winter. It is the first time everyone gets together and can see the new plants as well as creations of sculptors and artists. A lot of gardeners use it as a social event, or to order sensational plants for the coming season in whatever variety interests them. On the final day a lot of the plants are sold off and London is awash with a sea of plants. It is a truly amazing sight!
|Posted by Gymgirl ( SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) - Zone 9a) on Sep 23, 2011 3:34 PM
Careful when reaching in to harvest seeds from a female plant blossom, as some people can (unknowingly) have an allergic reaction to the blossom. Always wear long sleeves and gloves to avoid an itchy, burning, sensation along your arms. It's very similar to what you experience after laying fiberglass insulation!
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|Posted by portiabarb (Simi Valley) on Jul 29, 2017 9:52 AM
I have not been successful with propagating dozens of offshoots,.
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|Blondmyk||On October 24, 2014||Potted up
Planted three of the four pups today in pots that I deemed of appropriately small size for the pups. They only require a little space to grow and do not appreciate larger pots. They seem to have dried successfully and I'm hoping that I haven't let them dry for too long. Some of them look like expanded pine cones. It should be interesting to see how they do. I used standard Miracle Gro potting soil with an over abundance of perlite added additionally. Next transplant they will be introduced to the native sandy soil.
|Blondmyk||On October 1, 2014||Obtained plant
Obtained 4 pups from an aged Mother plant at 1134 Central st in front parking area. A week later I discovered a much larger 8" pup there as well. All of these are curing on the back porch...cleaned and allowing the scabs to dry over.
|tjr920||On August 20, 2015||Obtained plant
Purchased in Orlando, Florida while on vacation
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