A Japanese native, the Sago Palm is known for its stiff, feathery fronds that remain more upright than other varieties. Sago Palms are not true palms, but they do have their exotic appearance combined with the hardiness of a cycad—one of the oldest known groups of plants. Sago’s small size (they only grow to about 3-4 feet tall) and low water requirements make it a great houseplant. Outside, it can still thrive in partial to full sun in USDA zones 7-10.
The Sago Palm will tolerate full sun, however it will do best in partial shade if planted outside in a hot, dry climate. If this plant is indoors it requires bright light. For watering, this palm likes well-drained soil. Allow it to dry out between watering, do not over saturate the soil. This plant is drought tolerant. This palm should be brought inside for the winter in colder regions.
About Our Plants
Our soil is custom blended and contains only the highest quality Canadian peat. We don’t try to cut cost with cheaper mixes. Additionally, all of our plants are grown with 100 to 180 day time release fertilizer so you won’t be running out of it just when the plants arrive. This is not the case with the quick release 30 day fertilizers that many other companies tend to use.
We do approximately 90% of our own liners. Since the cost is relatively inexpensive, we put twice as many liners in each container for many of the varieties. Accordingly, this makes for a much fuller plant.
All of our plants are given more than adequate spacing. For instance, most of the flowering bushes and trellis plants have 4 square feet of spacing. The Boston fern hanging baskets, for example, have 6 square feet. This allows our plants to grow as big and full as possible.