Alphabetical Plant Listing

Cycas revoluta (Sago Palm)

Cycad, Japanese Sago Palm, Sago Palm, King Sago Palm, Cycas miquelii, Cycas sexseminifera


Very slow-growing and long-lived, award-winning Cycas revoluta (Sago Palm) is a palm-like evergreen perennial with a very attractive rosette of shiny, arching, pinnate leaves, up to 2-5 ft. long (60-150 cm), atop a rugged upright trunk. Each leaf is divided into many narrow, leathery, spiny-tipped, deep green leaflets adorned with revolute edges. This plant is dioecious. Therefore, female plants will not produce seed without a nearby male. Mature male plants produce upright golden-brown, ovoid inflorescences. Female plants produce tight clusters of reddish fruits. Resistant to salt and drought, it can survive short periods at 15ºF (-9ºC). Popular as an ornamental plant throughout the world, it makes an eye-catching specimen and looks superb in a container.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows with an upright habit up to 3-10 ft. tall and wide (90-300 cm).
  • Easily grown in moist, well-drained soils in part shade or bright light with some protection from full sun. Needs regular and consistent moisture with soil surface nearly drying between water applications. Appreciates a good mulch. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Great for beds and borders, containers, Mediterranean gardens, rock gardens or as a lawn specimen.
  • No serious disease or pest issues.
  • Propagate by seed or suckers.
  • Native to Japan, China

Not sure which Palms - Cycads to pick?
Compare All Palms - Cycads

Buy Cycas revoluta (Sago Palm)

Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 12
Heat Zones 6 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Palms - Cycads, Perennials
Plant Family Palms - Cycads
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 10' (90cm – 3m)
Spread 3' – 10' (90cm – 3m)
Spacing 120" (300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

Buy Plants

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Palms - Cycads

Guides with Palms - Cycads


(c) Gerhard Bock, SucculentsandMore.com, ©Clive Nichols

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 12
Heat Zones 6 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Palms - Cycads, Perennials
Plant Family Palms - Cycads
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 10' (90cm – 3m)
Spread 3' – 10' (90cm – 3m)
Spacing 120" (300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Palms - Cycads

Guides with Palms - Cycads

Plant Calculator

How many Cycas revoluta (Sago Palm) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Cycas revoluta (Sago Palm)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.