NZ Palms, Cycads and Subtropical Plants
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Description

One of the hardiest cycads around the Sago 'Palm' brings a tropical look to any garden. Particularly popular in modern, inner city gardens this is a reliable plant that has been around since the time of the dinosaurs.

 

Origin

Japanese Ryukyu Islands.

 

Form and size

Solitary, often suckering with age.  Eventually to over 3m but taking many years to reach such a height.

 

Preferred habitat

Outdoors in semi-shaded position.  Grows well in most coastal and temperate areas of New Zealand.

Cycas revoluta

Sago Palm

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Growth rate

 Very slow

Outdoors

 Yes

Indoors

 Yes (well-lit position)

Wind

 Good tolerance

Sea winds

 Good tolerance

Sun

 Very good tolerance

Dryness

 Good tolerance

Frost

 To -8°C

Cycas revoluta, Sago Palm

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