How to grow Cycas circinalis

Cycas circinalis grow and care – tree of the genus Cycas also known as Queen Sago, Cycas circinalis perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant and drought tolerant, can grow in subtropics, temperate, mediterranean, desert, tropical climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green in linear shape and grow connected in pinnate shape of 1-2m 3-6 feet.

Cycas circinalis flower

Flower color yellow brown, flowers grow in dioecious male and female tree, male in cone shape and female like feathers.

Fruit color red brown the fruit round and not edible.

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How to grow Cycas circinalis growing and care:

Well drained soil, no more than light frost

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Poisonous (contain alkaloids)

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
1-3 m 3-9 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (will grow slowly)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower
Yellow to brown flowers grow in dioecious male and female tree, male in cone shape and female like feathers

Scientific name:

Cycas circinalis

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