CYCAS revoluta

Commonly known as Japanese sago palm

Trunk forming palm with arching leaves with dark green leaflets
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Arching leaves 0.75-1.5m (30-60in) long with up to 125 sickle-shaped, glossy, dark green leaflets.
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Palm
    Robust-stemmed cycad, erect at first, gradually reclining with age and suckering and branching when mature,
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)

CYCAS revoluta

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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be toxic to pets if ingested. Can be damaged by chemical pesticides. Use soft soap or biological controls.
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects.
    Place of origin
    Japan (including Ryukyu Islands)
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf form
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
    Skin irritant
    (People & Pets)
Cycas revoluta - Care Guide

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