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Sago Palms

The sago palm is a popular house and garden plant known for its easy care and dark green, glossy and stiff feather-like foliage. The leaf stems have small protective barbs. While the name might imply that it is a palm, this plant is actually considered a cycad, one of the oldest groups of plants dating back to prehistoric times, explaining the plant’s hardiness. The leaves develop from a rosette on a short shaggy trunk and fronds can be pruned off if a tree form is desired. This species thrives best in Zones 9-11 and makes a nice specimen plant for a garden bed. Or they can be grown indoors or outdoors in large containers. They prefer bright light and will not tolerate over-watering.

Mexican Fan Palm

The Mexican Fan Palm has crowns of large, fan-shaped, bright green fronds and shorter leafstalks with drooping leaf tips. Elegant lined along a driveway, grouped in a landscape setting around a pool or accentuated by nighttime lighting as a specimen plant, the Mexican Fan Palm is a favorite of landscapers and home gardeners as well. This is a fast-growing, cold hardy palm, and they love to grow where there is full sun exposure. Easy to grow and maintain, they are drought and salt tolerant with low to moderate watering needs once established. They can grow up to five feet a year to a mature height of 60-100 feet with a frond spread up to 15 feet. Available here at the nursery in 3, 15 and 30 gallon sizes.

Pygmy Date Palm

This palm is a small to medium size palm that is grown in a single or multi trunk. With its feather like fronds it is a softer looking palm than most. Planted in full sun or part shade in Zones 9-11, with max height at 10 feet and width of 6-8 feet, this palm will work in smaller areas. Keep moist but not soggy and fertilize in the early spring and mid summer for best growth. Prune as needed to remove yellow or damaged leaves.

Sago Palm

Sago Palm needs to be grown in full sun, but can adapt to outdoor shade if they receive bright light or just a few hours of morning or afternoon sun. Although this palm can grow in most weather conditions it does best in hot conditions. Sago palms need well drained soil and need to be planted above the soil line to keep their roots from being soggy. Fun Fact: Sago is related to the Conifer and Ginko tree