King Sago Palm

Although technically not a palm, the feathery fronds and woody stem of the King Sago Palm give it an impressively tropical, palm-like appearance. This slow-grower is relatively easy to care for, making it a great houseplant for both beginners and houseplant pros.
 
Here’s what you need to know to care for your King Sago Palm.
 

Light:

Your King Sago Palm will appreciate being placed in a location that receives plenty of bright light. However, it will also tolerate lower light levels if you’re able to meet its other growing requirements.
 

Temperature:

Temperatures between 65-75°F are best for your King Sago Palm. Although this plant can tolerate colder conditions better than others in its genus, try not to let its temperature drop below 55°F
 

Water:

The King Sago Palm does not respond well to being overwatered. While young plants will need to be watered once a week, mature plants have good drought-resistance. Allow the soil to dry out a bit before you give a mature King Sago Palm more water. Reduce watering even more over the winter months.

Humidity:

The King Sago Palm loves humid environments. In order to keep humidity raised,
spray your plant’s foliage once a week, or place it near a humidifier.
 
Fertilizer:
 
The King Sago Palm isn’t a heavy feeder since it grows so slowly, but it still requires an annual nutrient top-up. Apply a general-purpose, slow-release fertilizer each spring.
 
Toxicity:
 
All parts of the King Sago Palm contain a toxin called cycasin, with the seeds of the plant being especially poisonous. Keep this plant away from pets and young children.
 
Extra Care Tips:
 
• If the leaves on your King Sago Palm start to turn yellow, this could be a sign of a magnesium or potassium deficiency in the soil.
• Since the King Sago Palm is such a slow grower, you will only need to repot it once every three years.
• Over time, your King Sago Palm will produce offsets that can be removed and replanted, giving you a new plant.
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