Code:Cycas revoluta (M)
Cycas revoluta, King Sago from Botanical garden - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
The Cycads are not a true palms, they are ancient gymnospermous plants, contemporary of the dinosaurus.
A huge fallacy about the King Sago is that they are difficult and demanding plants. This fallacy is supported by the wrong growing advices, that people receive at the flower shops.
The King Sago is a very easy to grow plant. What they need is regular watering and fertilizing. During the summer they need to be moved outside to a very bright light and should get at least 2-3 hours direct sun. During the winter they should be stored in a cool place with plenty of light.
The main problems with Cycads in pot are due to low light or too little water.
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USDA zone:-9°C (zone 8b)
Sun exposure:Sun or shade
Soil pH+:neutral (pH 6,5-7,5)
Water need:drought resistant
In Open Ground:With heating