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Sago Palm Cycas revoluta

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Botanical name:- Cycas Revoluta

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Scientific nameCycas revoluta
Common nameSago palm
Temperature requirement25-35c
Humidity40-50%
LightBright light and full direct sunlight
WateringWater everyday &keep moist
PestsScale and mealybugs
Pet friendliness toxic to pets and humans
Maximum plant height3m
Potting mixPotting soil/red soil/manure/perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage&repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days
Pruning&trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
Flower colour&season
DescriptionFern palm or sago palm is the common name for this plant, which many believe to be a palm tree, because of its fronds. C. Revoluta belongs to a special plant family called cycads, which produce cones instead of flowers. It is native to southern japan. The cycas reaches maturity at the age of 100, but it is very slow growing and a specimen at this age will have a trunk of 7 metres. The evergreen, leathery, long leaves are in a very symmetrical order at top of the stem. The plant is dioecious: the male plant develops an impressive cone for pollen production, and the female plants bear groups of nut like seeds that can be used for propagation, which can also be carried out by removing the basal offsets. Cycas prefers sandy to clayey soil with some humus content. It does not like salinity and requires adequate irrigation and a minimum of air humidity. The sago will grow well in the shade of trees and is best planted to receive morning sun. Pruning is not required. C. Revoluta is a very attractive plant, because of its dark green leaves and regular and symmetrical growth. It survives the intense, dry heat of gulf regions, and sometimes direct sun, remarkably well, giving a lush, tropical impression. Attractive planting schemes can be created with cycas as accent or specimen plants or in groups in parks, gardens or pedestrian precincts.

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