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Cycas revoluta - Female Sago Palm with seeds

Cycas revoluta - Female Sago Palm with seeds

A female sago palm with seeds growing in San Diego, CA.
Photo taken Oct. 18, 2009.

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My goodness....those seeds look huge..........

24 Oct, 2009



Yes, the seeds grow pretty large...they resemble a
large acorn.

26 Oct, 2009


Jeeze!!!! My sago is teeny-tiny, and it's great to see the sago this big. Just massive!! It must be really old, more than 100 years perhaps?

2 Oct, 2011


No, this sago palm is probably around 30 years old.

This one is probably around 70 years old, though.

Here's more sago palm pics:

3 Oct, 2011


Thanks for the links!

Sago is a very slow glowing thing. Hope I can live long enough to see my baby sago get that big!

3 Oct, 2011


Yes, sago palm can be slow growing. It only puts out 2 or 3 flushes of new growth a year...very rarely it'll put out 4.

4 Oct, 2011


I do have 5 sago palm in my front yard for 11 yrs already, but I have never (know they have seeds) see them got any seed like the seed on this one before, I wonder why? Maybe is because my sago palm aren't female?
Since I first bought them they kind of small, but they are doing very well & fast grower, they grew so big & having a lot of babies that I can even believe my eye.

5 Jul, 2012



Yes, you have to have male and female plant to get seed production. I know there's a lot of very large sago palms in San Jose. If you go through some of the older neighborhoods like Willow Glen, Cambrian Park and downtown San Jose you'll see many.

6 Jul, 2012


How can I tell the differents between a male & a female sago palm? Thank you.
Yes I do see a lot of bigger sago palm then my in Cambrian Park, Downtown, & other different neighborhood , but I haven't been to Willow Glen yet.

6 Jul, 2012


You can actually go on internet and research male and female sago palms. You'll see the difference in the cones.

Here's some info. from wikipedia:

6 Jul, 2012


Thank you for a helpful link. Now I know which one of my sago palm is female or male.

8 Jul, 2012


You're very welcome! :>)

9 Jul, 2012

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