Saturday, October 3, 2009

Ms. Sago Palm

Our female sago palm is sporting a brand new set of fronds (they aren't really fronds as the sago is not really a palm, but a cycad) above the seed pods that she produced last year. I have read that it takes about six to nine months to germinate sago seeds and I get enough pups from her base to keep me supplied with all the sago palms I need, so I am not even attempting to crow them from seed. She is looking quite full and lush this time of year!

7 comments:

Nell Jean said...

My poor Sago bloomed for the first time this spring, and went unfertilized because there isn't another cycad for miles.

There's that great big nest in the center, and nothing. I would rather have had 'fronds.'

pamsenglishgarden said...

Very lush-looking sago. I don't think there is anything in the NE to compare.

VW said...

Ah, what a great shot of Californian essence.

Miss Daisy said...

Beautiful! We don't have those in Utah. They'd die very quickly in our weather, but I enjoy looking at yours!

Gail said...

It's a beautiful plant...what a dramatic statement it must make in your garden. Will you mass them or place them around the garden? gail

mania said...

I truly love your blog.
Its a wonderful sago palm. I have it in my lawn too.

Sheila said...

Gail, because these plants have very sharp fronds, I rarely plant them myself. This one is one of two that were already at this house when we moved in and the kids and hubby all complain about it being "scratchy", but they have learned to avoid it. I give away a lot of the pups!