If you put it inground the first year will be time to acclimate. The male plant can be allergenic -- hence the need for the long sleeves during pruning -- and all portions of the plant are toxic. My mother has watched birds eat and break open the seeds on this plant near her front window, but I would advise keeping animals and children away. Full sun in winter is good but if the location is exposed to freezing temps at night it would be too stressful. They are easily infested by the cycad blue butterfly. After 15 mins of "digging" with his tool he finally touched something even deeper than where he was. Maybe for this season, the plant's energy needs to be regulated to propagating first and then the leaves sprout? Many of the fronds turned yellow, although some were still green. Sago Palm Trees are very well suited to the climate and environment of Arizona. One of the heads on the male plant and the only head on the female appear dead with rotten tops with holes. Some years will look more spectacular than others. Give the video a thumbs up if you would like to see more. What we have always been taught to call a Sago Palm is actually a Cycad. Place your sagos at least six to eight feet from your porch and leave six to eight feet between sagos or you will have serious crowding in later years. New fronds have started to sprout. Do not prune a sago palm until after it has stopped growing for the season. I have cut off pups as big as four inches. Both males and females produce pups. Question: How come the pups I harvested near the beginning of 2019 are not showing any new growth? Cycas revoluta, sago palm or king sago, is a popular and widely cultivated species with stiff, glossy, deep green fronds that almost look plastic. In order for the female plant to produce viable seed, it must be pollinated by a male sago palm. Well long story short I am now in Las Vegas and before reading your story I was very concerned about the survival of my sagas. In fact, I was clueless about the difference for decades. Why and what should I do? I don't even know if they grow where I live. Trimming is done on the sides of the trunks and at the base of the trunk to keep pups from overgrowing. Those palms had to go." Can I cut them off and when? As I think about what went on I feel guilty but I am now rewarded. Thanks so much! This lush, long-living plant isn't actually a palm at all, though their foliage looks like palm fronds. There is a teeny tiny head popping up but so small I don’t think it will produce very many leaves. Once your male plant is established and has a thick two- to three-foot trunk, you will see the branching effect. Its debris is too tough for the recycle bin. It probably could use more sun and also water to encourage new growth. It will be two or three years before you have an excellent, sturdy specimen. Especially, if the ground stays below freezing for a couple of days. Our 7 1/2 ft sago is quite happy. The only thing I can think to do at this point is to wait and see. I live in the Central Valley (CA) it does frost for a good amount of the winter." Later I cant reproduce this growth. Palms are unique in that they have a single “flowering bud” at the top of the tree that perpetually generates new foliage throughout its life. Needless to say, all the fronds turned brown and had to be cut off this spring. The nurseries I have talked to say just to leave it alone. I take a sharp spade (small shovel) and get as close to the parent plant as possible and then put pressure until the Pup pops off. You have mentioned dogs in your home where they usually keep away, but this Sago Palm was inside her home not in the garden, so more chance of dog getting to sniff plant and knock it over. When we vacation, I have sometimes had to remove up to 20 or more pups from the male sago. Our dog can not be left alone in our backyard, even though it is fenced. Well, we have the answers, most of which are in here. All my other male sagos bloomed normally in early summer. The babies are no better. So I'm going to start cutting. Answer: Clear all dead material from the tops of heads you mention. Sago palm plants can be either male or female. Trim sago palms annually in autumn. If you think that's work, takes a half to push mow areas of the yard the riding mower can't get to and that's much more than once a year. Here in Gainesville we have some really huge ones, about six feet tall, growing in the ground. The price is not because it is hard to grow, but because the nurserymen had to water it for more than 3 or 4 years. None of my dogs or cats bother it. My sago is in a pot, not in the ground. Question: I harvested two sago pups and got some roots without any cut/damage at all to the pup. "I am a gardener in the tropics and love the challenges from all plants, bring it on!" Thanks for the seed info. It takes 5-7 years for pups to mature and reveal their sex. Put it in dry part shade for the summer, water only sparingly, and hope for new growth next spring. Question: I live in the Florida Panhandle. Yes, a small potted sago will take 4 to 7 years to to become well established. Sago palms produce male and female flowers, and for the female to produce seeds, the male flower needs to pollinate it. Question: We have a mature male sago with a 4' trunk. They look like palm roots, all spreading out from the center in a big mass or ball. It will get a couple of male cones that grow as tall as a toddler, and the females get bulbs the size large cabbage. So I am not sure what to do? The leaves and old wood is just too sharp for uncovered skin or hands. I am glad. I would plant another if I had the room. This has left them heart broken because there dog was still hanging on to life, but in the end it died. Sherry Venegas (author) from La Verne, CA on July 22, 2018: If your neighbor chopped the plant short in the middle of the trunk area I think all the plant will do is sprout pups. If your cut is below the "y," you will probably get a ton of pups around the trunk. —Brenda Vickery"Your article is dead on. The sago cycad is also commonly known (confusingly) as the sago palm, although this is a misnomer as cycads are not palms. Answer: Is it in a pot? Let us know if you find a solution for your unwanted sago palms. I planted a lush green Sago Palm in my front yard last Spring in Myrtle Beach. Do some research. I then covered it with a black plastic cloth to prevent weeds and put down topsoil and bark chips. It has a single vertical stem straight about 7-8 ft tall. Excellent!" The link below takes you to an extensive plant profile as well as a collection of photos of mature male … they stayed on the back porch in a baby pot for a while I took them home set them over by the fence at the edge of the garden. After the plant decides to stop producing seeds the fronds will start in the center. I would get in there with the long handled clippers and snip off all but the top newest row. Male sago palm in spring bloom. The palm heart sits right in the center of the tree’s canopy, and if it’s hit with harsh cold, the damage trickles down to all the future palm leaves growing from it. Once or more trimming of all the debris left after pruning off the old fronds every year may be increased to twice if needed. If no female is nearby or you don’t plan on propagating additional sago plants, you can simply remove this structure from the plant without causing it any harm. Answer: I have seen female sago with no fronds and a bloom head only. It’s been on my porch in the summer and would get a little afternoon sun. —Art, "Art, I would leave it for awhile. It is important that you do not over trim your palm tree. The male of the sago is my preference, and I would not enjoy cleaning an extra flower head. Sherry Venegas (author) from La Verne, CA on February 03, 2018: Maria, thank you for the advice on potted sago plant care for summer and cold winter. Answer: Getting the pups to root is very hard to do. Scientists today are still discovering new species of Cycads: the Sago Palm is merely one of over 300 species already known to us. The owner wanted them out & he tried a chainsaw which the fibres got caught up in it & not an effective tool. It is quite hot here for 4-5 months, so the "cold" weather here is usually less than freezing and the sago is happy. How to Prune (Trim) Sago Palm. Answer: The real test will be next spring after the plant gets acclimated to its new location. Cycads are a very old group of plants that are closer to conifers than to palms. Thanks for your advice. My email is gloriaanderson51@gmail.com. The Sago is very widely available now and most tree removal companies prefer tall palms and the more exotic cycads. If the plant is no longer good for your landscape design there will be a problem getting rid of it. Leave the cones on till they are dried, then break them off. —Roldan, "Sagos require a Love/Hate relationship! Adjust the water depending on how hot it is. I'm talking about big plants - moving anything with clear trunk of 3 or 4 feet is going to be at least a two person job as the trunk is really wet and heavy. Next spring you will see a new flush of leaves and your new plant should look established and accustomed to the new location and pot. We have five in the backyard & two in the front. I spent about an hour on a female which is easier of control. If you have a curious pet who likes to chew on plants throw them away as soon as the pet can access them. Not posioned so she must be part Indonesian? Here we will show you how to properly care for palm trees so that they always stay in good health and look their best. I did not know it was super slow. If fighting scale is a part of sago maintainance in your area, be ready for a lot of extra work. If the new plant comes from a sprouted seed, its sex cannot be determined until it is revealed at maturity. Sit tight and see what happens next spring. For removing sago palm pups, follow these steps: Harvesting the pup should be done in the months of spring or winter. These small plants can be removed and planted elsewhere. I trimmed some of the dead growth off and left the green ones. Question: I live in Northern California. —Sherry Venegas (author), "One of the main reasons that you might not want this plant is that it can be very toxic (for anyone who decided to eat it: dogs, kids etc). Removing the flowers can cause unintentional harm to the plant, so it is best to let them grow. I have about a hundred or so I'm taking care of and it's so exciting to watch them sprout. I would then put it in the greenhouse for the winter. It prefers bright light but will tolerate moderate light levels. In lieu of available plants, ordering seeds from a reputable seed supplier will be key in obtaining seed that is likely to germinate. We have a dozen or so in our yard. Sherry Venegas (author) from La Verne, CA on February 14, 2019: You are welcome, Ana. We always have pups set in pots for backups or for sale and to give away. Had several big dogs in fenced in yards, I don't think they're very interested in them so no problems with poisoning. Holy crap, you folks sound as if the sago palm is a creature lurking in the dark, ready to eat you. And 8 feet container and landscape plants of view of the sago palm can be either or... 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