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Sago is a durable palm that can do well indoors or out with little fuss--even for a beginner. In warm zones, you can plant Sago in the landscape and it will provide you with instant tropical island appeal. You don't have to go without Sago if you live in cooler zones, and you can plant this worry-free Palm in a pot and give it a weekly misting and a sunny window to thrive.

Sago Palm Tree

Easy to Care For Palm Needs Little Attention

Size: 3 Gallon

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Planting Mix
Sago Palm Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Sago Palm Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $5.95

A great addition to any space, this palm is considered a “living fossil” since the species has changed very little over the last two million years.

This palm has something to offer every plant enthusiast, no matter how much or little experience you have with plants.

The Sago Palm boasts vibrant, feather-like foliage atop a textured brown trunk.

The palm fronds are thick and shiny green and have a typical cascading look.

This species of palm appears so flawless, that it is often mistaken as an artificial plant.

Extremely easy to care for, Sago Palms adapt to a wide array of temperatures.

Hardy from 5 to 110 degrees, this feature makes these palms a great choice for many climates—even those that begin to stretch a bit into northern zones.

The Sago Palm is extremely easy to care for, so it is great for beginners or those with a less than green thumb. Left unattended this specimen will flourish no matter what, so Sago’s are essentially a mistake proof palm.

Water requirements are similar to that of a cactus and you should allow the soil to become dry between waterings.

The Sago Palm thrives in bright light, but it can adjust to moderate light levels also.

If you’ve got it in a container or pot, rotating your palm every couple days will ensure that this plant retains its graceful shape.

Grown as a houseplant or enjoyed outdoors, the Sago Palm has marvelous presence that gives instant tropical appeal.

With its low maintenance habit and stunning appearance, the Sago is a perfect addition whether you pot it and bring it indoors during the winter, or if you are planting it in the landscape in warmer year-round zones.

The Sago Palm is an all around winner and will provide you with an elegant and breezy island look that can be easily grown in the any space.

Make sure to add one to your collection today and you will not be disappointed.

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 8-15 ft.
Mature Width: 8-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Cycas revoluta
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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It's Easy to Plant your Sago Palm Tree

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Sago Palm Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Sago Palm Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Sago Palm Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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As pretty as they are, you need to know they can be fatal to pets if eaten
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December 31, 2012
Nice plant but deadly poisonous to pets! do not get this if you have a dog or cat!
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December 31, 2012
My entrance way needed something to enhanced a green and pleasant appearance during all seasons living in the desert this plant adds a dark green and healthy look to any yard all year round.
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December 31, 2012
Sago is doing very well
I bought my sago in May/June 2014 and repotted it using special palm soil and have kept it outside. As of late September 2014 it is still very green and the new growth has established itself. I've given it liquid fertilizer 1x/month. Otherwise it survives on water when it rains only. I'm very satisfied so far.
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September 21, 2014
9 months ago
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This is a very slow-growing tree, and I expect it to outlive me and remain very small for years. I have cockatiels, and I was looking for a tree they would not strip naked. This works better than any "palm", because it is tougher. It also looks very green and pleasant, but I wish I had started with a bigger one!
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February 11, 2015
4 months ago
Very happy with our Sago Palm. Haven't had it long enough to comment on growth rate.
Was delivered in a timely manner , in great condition, was just as advertised.
We have it inside now, winter.
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December 22, 2014
6 months ago
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what would a sago palm cost at the 3-4 foot level?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
Best Answer: Currently only have the 3 gallon sizes are in stock. Prices vary from time to time.
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the nuts that it bears ,are they eatable?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: No the nuts are non edible. Do not eat them.
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How do you divide the new plant growth?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2014
Best Answer: If you're referring to transplanting new growth to create new trees the link below should help.

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how fast does this sago palm grow?
Bob b on Jul 4, 2014
Best Answer: About one foot per year.
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How tall are the 3 gallon size?
Derater on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: The 3 gallon size is about 1 ft to 1 and 1/2 ft tall.
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My saga palm did not put out this year due to the cold weather; but I do see a yellow/green center growing with small pricks. Why is this growing Inside the center?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: This sounds like you have a flower growing. Especially if it has a similar shape to a pine cone. The pricks are developing seeds. Remove the cone if you would like. The cone means that your Sago Palm is a male. Females develop a flower in the center that the male's seeds need to reach for pollination.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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why do fronds turn yellow?
Victoria B on Jul 25, 2014
Best Answer: My experience is too much moisture. I keep them in pots in the special soil for palms and cycads that you can get at Lowes's or Home Depot. They stay outside in full sun and I never water them except for a little liquid fertilizer once a month. They only get rain water. You can cut the yellow fronds off without harming the plant.
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Can the Sago be kept indoors all year? What kind of container is it planted in? Can it be kept in its original container and maybe that set in a decorative container?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2014
Best Answer: This is a beautiful plant. I transplanted from the shipping container to pot that was slightly larger. I live in the north, I keep indoors when the temp drops below 50, the remainder of the time outside on my porch - afternoon sun. Water every 7 - 10 days.
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how big when shipped?
ginger on Oct 7, 2014
Best Answer: A 3 gallon would be approximately 18".
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What is causing yellowing of leaves on my sego palm?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2014
Best Answer: could be overwatering. leaves come out healthier if you trim back braches and force plant to grow new foliage. try organic palm fertilizer and water heavy only once a week.
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How do you take care of the palm when it grows that big thing in the middle?
Sylvia D on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: The "big thing" I think you're referring to are new fronds. They will grow, unwrap and you'll have new fronds. cut off any dead fronds below the new ones.
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Why in the winter do the branches turn brown? The bottom layer needs to be cut off
Joanne T on Jul 7, 2014
Best Answer: We haven't associated winter with branches turning brown, but we have had times when the lower branches go brown. We assume this is just the growing process as new branches develop on top.
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can a Sago palm be cut way back? Say from 4 or 5 ft at the crown to 1 ft high? Can the balls be split and transplanted? mine are getting too big!
Bob B on Mar 9, 2015
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Could it survive on a north-facing shaded front porch,with no direct sunlight?
larry l on Feb 12, 2015
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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

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Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.