Cycad, Japanese Sago Palm, King Sago Palm, Sago Cycas, Sago Palm
Cycas revoluta 'Variegata'

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cycads

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

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:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By budding

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Grenoble,

Orange Beach, Alabama

Glendale, Arizona

Arden-arcade, California

Wildomar, California

Wilmington, Delaware

Citra, Florida

Ocala, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Jackson, Mississippi

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 23, 2010, rockmanwss from Wilmington, DE wrote:

I have successfully grown this plant in Wilmington, DE zone 6-7 borderline. Every Thanksgiving, I wrap the trunk with twinkle lights and throw a handful of them in the middle of the crown. I fold the leaves up (wearing a thick long sleeved jacket) and tie them. I wrap the whole tree in a sheet of plastic and plug in the lights. It has survived for 12 years now and is about 5-6 feet tall with a two foot trunk that is about 10 inches in diameter.