Monday, February 2, 2009

Sago Seeds

I wrote about our sago palms blooming last July. Here it is February and this is what has developed. Above is the male plant sporting a whole new set of fronds coming out of the center and below is the female plant with heart shaped seed pods. I have no idea when to harvest them or what producing sago palms from seeds entails. We do get new plants from the base as you can see in the photo above, so I am not sure I will bother with propagation. They have very sharp fronds and I am not crazy about using plants that hurt in the yard because of all the kids. Never-the-less, it has been fun to watch the development of this plant.

4 comments:

tina said...

Those are really pretty plants. I can't grow them here but have seen them in New Orleans and liked them very much. Great pics.

perennialgardener said...

They are architecturely interesting plants!

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

You could always try planting a few for curiosity. They're there for a reason.

Pelageya said...

This is my favorite palm variety. Unfortunately, I can grow it only inside and, honestly, it's not doing well... At least, I can enjoy watching yours! Thanks!