Cycad, White Seeded Sago
Cycas candida

Family: Cycadaceae
Genus: Cycas (SY-kas) (Info)
Species: candida (KAN-did-uh) (Info)

Category:

Cycads

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

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Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

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:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 26, 2008, QCHammy from San Tan Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Grown from seed planted nearly 2 years ago. Germinated quickly sending down a long tap root so use a deep container. Took several months before any above ground growth occurred. Has gone through two flushes of growth of two "fronds" each. Currently has second flush still alive. Hopefully will be sending out more growth soon. Slow growth but easy to care for. Is in a pot in the house. Only water every 2-3 weeks and put in a bright location. Is native to Queensland Australia and was described only as recently as 2004. In it's native habitat it grows in savanna type vegetation on poor, sandy or rocky soil. It's fruit is covered in a thick, white waxy layer. Hopefully can get a photo soon.