Saturday, September 27, 2008

How to Propagate Sago Palms

I used a trowel and hammered it carefully around the offsets to remove it from the main trunk of the palm. It is not easy to remove the offsets with just a trowel especially with huge offsets like these. But with small offsets, a trowel is all you need.
Here is one of the offsets removed.
Let the wound of the offsets dry and heal for a couple of days. I usually dust off with powered rooting hormone to also act as a fungicide.
I was able to take as much as 15 offsets on my sago palm.
These small ones have roots!
Plant in special palm mixtures or in regular garden soil and water well. Place them in a location away from direct sunlight for a few days. Now watch as your sagos grow.
Young feather-like leaf of the sago

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