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PlantFiles: Cycad, Japanese Sago Palm, King Sago Palm, Sago Cycas, Sago Palm
Cycas revoluta 'Aurea'

Family: Cycadaceae
Genus: Cycas (SY-kas) (Info)
Species: revoluta (re-vo-LOO-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Aurea

10 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive agentdonny007 On Nov 11, 2008, agentdonny007 from Las Vegas, NV (Zone 8b) wrote:

One of my favorite tropical accents in the desert! Evergreen but can have leaf burn on extremely cold winters. Seems to look best with afternoon shade. Be weary of reflected sun in Las Vegas as this will fry sago palm leaves. If growing in full sun, it may be best to have a groundcover around it:) Trailing lantana seems to help in my yard.

Positive mesaman On Aug 7, 2008, mesaman from Mesa, AZ wrote:

I love this plant. I have about a dozen of them in my yard ranging from a few years old to several decades. Ive been somewhat successful in propagating them, mostly by hit or miss. i would like to know if there is anyone in my area (solid 9) that has been successful.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, (2 reports)
Anniston, Alabama
Mobile, Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Mesa, Arizona
Queen Creek, Arizona
Fresno, California
Martinez, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Lecanto, Florida
Miami Beach, Florida
Naples, Florida
Niceville, Florida
Old Town, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Tampa, Florida (2 reports)
Yulee, Florida
Brunswick, Georgia
Las Vegas, Nevada
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Hayesville, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cayce, South Carolina
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Buda, Texas
Deer Park, Texas
Greenville, Texas
Tomball, Texas

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