Pot size: Ø17cm
A Sago Palm needs bright light with a little direct sun in the morning. Give a Sago Palm ¼ of a turn each week to keep it from growing toward the light. In bright light a Sago Palm produces short thick fronds, in lower light the fronds are long and thin.
Allow the top 75% of the soil to dry out before thoroughly watering a Sago Palm. Water sparingly in the winter when there is less light and cooler temperatures. Be careful never to get water in the crown of a Sago Palm plant, this can cause crown rot disease and the eventual death of the plant. Sago Palms should never be allowed to totally dry out.
Feed a Sago Palm Plant monthly from the spring through fall with a liquid fertilizer (18-6-18) at half of the recommended strength. To avoid leaf tip burn, never feed a Sago Palm if the soil is very dry. The fronds of a Sago Palm shrivel and dry up if it has been over-fertilized.
Sago Palms prefer high humidity so you may need to place a humidifier near the palm if the air in your home is very dry. Sago Palms can survive in basic household humidity but will not grow as well.
The roots of a Sago Palm do not like to be disturbed so re-pot only when necessary. You can control the height of a Sago Palm Plant by keeping it in a small pot.
Remove dead or damaged fronds from a Sago Palm as soon as they appear.
A Sago Palm is a very poisonous houseplant. All parts are poisonous, especially the seeds. Keep a Sago Palm out of the reach of children, dogs, and especially cats who love to play with the fronds of the plant.