My New Litter of Pups


| 10/2/2017 11:06:00 AM


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Here's one of our incredible sago palms near our front door. We have two big ones. This is the biggest. As you can also see, there's a lot of vegetation near the base. Those are the sago palm's children huddled up around the base of mom. Upon looking, I observed that I had some teenagers in there and that they very much needed to go out on their own. While I was doing that, I decided to wean some of the younger ones. They're perfectly able to live on their own. Mom is getting crowded out! Time to liberate mom!

But before I go on, for those of you who do not live in the Central Valley, you might ask, "What's a sago palm?"

Sago palms (Cycas revoluta) are not really palms. They are an ancient relative of conifer trees. Sago palms produce both seeds and offsets, also called pups. The pups are miniature clones of the parent plant that develop around the base. Propagation is a (fairly) simple process of removing the pups from the base of a mature plant and potting them up. The sago palm is hardy in Zones 8a though 11.



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