Japanese Sago Palm, King Sago Palm, Sago Cycas, Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

Japanese Sago Palm, King Sago Palm, Sago Cycas, Sago Palm
Cycas revoluta


Plant that was not purposely fertilized this year, yet still some sees obviously some pollen made it to the female cone- some obviously fertilized seed along with a lot of smaller unfertilized seed.

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Ashford, AL

Can these red/orange seeds be planted to start new sago palms? If so, how? Should these be removed from the mother plant or will it continue to drop them and grow?

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

the red-orange part is actually the fruit surrounding the seed (which is brown and looks like a small nut). To germinate fertile seed, one usually has to clean them (remove the fruit) and put them on moist heat. If not removed, they will fall off and go bad (with a rare exception now and then with one actually germinating in the soil)... most seeds/fruit in the wild has to be consumed by something and then will germinate much more easily after being pooped out.

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