- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Sun, but appreciates some afternoon shade in summer. Evergreen to 15 degrees F. Sago is an ancient plant with arching glossy leaves and a palm-like form.
Sago tolerates many soil types, including clay, and it is extremely drought hardy once established; adult plants can go for months without supplemental water. Even if plants begin to drop leaves or dessicate in drought, they usually recover after rain.
The fruit on female plants are fatally toxic to dogs (and, unfortunately, they resemble a red rubber ball.)
Slow growing. Overwatering leads to crown and root rot. The leaf bases bear sharp tips and may require gloves for close handling. Expect damage from deep freezes and, increasingly, from Cycad Aulacaspis scale.
This plant goes well with
- Teucrium fruticans
- Aspidistra elatior
- Lagerstroemia indica
- Lagerstroemia fauriei x indica
- Lagerstroemia fauriei x indica 'Natchez'
- Rhaphiolepis indica
- Raphiolepis indica 'Dwarf Pink'
- Chamaerops humilis
- Sabal mexicana
- Setcreasea pallida