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Sago Palm

Cycas revoluta

Sago Palm Plant Features

Sago palm is one of the easiest houseplants you can grow, and it's no wonder. This plant is a living fossil, dating back to prehistoric times. If sago palm has survived thousands of years relatively unchanged in nature, it should be a good candidate for your living room!

Showing off dark green leaves that look feathery, the fronds top a swollen stem that almost looks like a scaled bulb. Sago palm is perfect for adding a touch of the tropics, but also looks right at home with contemporary, country, and other home design styles.

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Sago Palm Growing Instructions

Grow sago palm in low, medium, or bright light. It does best in medium and bright spots, and sago palm can take direct sun on its foliage when grown as a houseplant, even in hot summer areas. 

Water sago palm when the top inch of the soil dries out. This drought-tolerant houseplant doesn't need a lot of water, so take care not to overwater it. Most of the times when sago palms die, it's because they're overwatered.

Sago palm doesn't require any pruning except to remove old leaves as they fade. Fertilize sago palm a couple of times a year in spring and summer to keep it growing its best. 

Sago palm is poisonous so keep it out of reach of toddlers and pets.

  • Light

    Indoors: High light
    Indoors: Low light
    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors


  • Water

    Low water needs, Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Purifies the air
    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Sago Palm with these varieties:
Snake Plant
Snake plant and sago palm have contrasting textures, but the same care needs so they accent each other beautifully.

Ponytail Palm
Ponytail palm, another Plant of Steel, looks and grows perfectly with sago palm!

Red Aglaonema
Add a splash of color to your home by growing sago palm with gorgeous red aglaonema.