Slow growing sago: How to care for your sago palm

Happy August to all of our GSCO plant-lovers! Even though summer is still in full swing, it’s never too early to start thinking about putting your plant-babies in containers to bring indoors as the weather cools off. The sago palm is a great option for container planting. This way, you can start it off on your porch and bring it inside when temperatures drop.

Though palm is in the name, this plant isn’t a palm at all. Sago palms are actually cycads and date back to prehistoric times, making them nearly indestructible! These slow-growing plants work great indoors as they’re native to tropical climates. If you have small children or pets, be mindful of where you place these plants indoors as they are toxic.

They thrive in containers because of the well-drained soil, though they do like consistent moisture. Overwatering can lead to root rot and is probably one of the easiest ways to kill your sago palm—don’t overdo it with water and your sago palm will thrive!

Sago palms do best in bright, indirect light. A window that gets lots of sunlight is the perfect spot for these plants in your home! While the weather is still warm, a sunny spot under cover on your porch will work really well for sago palms.

You might choose to fertilize your plant once every month or two to keep its soil rich with nutrients.

Now is the perfect time to plant your sago palm. Put it in a container on your porch so it can enjoy the last of summer, and bring it indoors when the weather cools off!

Ready to add a sago palm to your garden? Stop by GSCO today to pick up the perfect one for you!