Cycas circinalis /Queen Sago

Cycas circinalis  / Cycas circinalis
Specimen plant
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Specimen plant

Close-up view of fronds

Specimen plant in the conservatory at the Biedenharn Foundation ElSong Garden in Monroe, LA

Rosette of emerging fronds

Crown of the queen sago

Handsome specimen at the Biedenharn conservatory in Monroe, LA

A large healthy specimen in the conservatory at the Biedenharn Foundation Garden in Monroe, LA

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Scientific Name: Cycas circinalis
Common Name: Queen Sago
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: The queen sago is more sensitive to cold than the regular sago. This specimen sago grows well in large containers where it can be given some protection from winter freezes. Remove old browning fronds periodically to keep plants tidy.