Written by Maggie
Sep 02 2021
There are three propagation methods of Sago palm: seed propagation, tillering propagation, and cuttage propagation. Among them, tillering propagation is relatively common, and cuttage propagation will destroy the mother tree, so it is rarely used. Sago palm has a long growth cycle, which generally takes about two months to germinate and two years to separate. Sago palm is suitable for isolated planting in the garden.
Many people do not know how to propagate Sago Palms, and tillering seeding is the most common method of propagation in Sago palms. Tiller was carried out in winter when Sago Palm stopped growing. Tiller buds were taken from March to April, planted in the matrix with more coarse sand content, placed in the semi-shade, and the temperature was kept at about 27 ~ 30℃ for culture.
Sago palms are generally only 15 to 20 years old to blossom and bear fruit, and seeds are relatively difficult to obtain. The seeds of Sago Palm cannot be sown directly. First, soak them in warm water at about 50℃ for about 24 hours, and then soak them in diluted hydrochloric acid for 10-15 minutes. After taking them out, wash them.
Cuttings are seldom used because they destroy the mother tree. Cutting propagation in May, the mother tree stem is cut into about 10 cm thick slices, all buried into clean sand, placed in the half shade, to keep the soil moist. After waiting for about half a year, Sago palm will sprout new buds. When the new buds are basically formed, they can be transplanted into separate pots. It is better to mix humic soil, mycorrhizal soil and sandy soil in a 9:4:6 ratio to increase the survival rate of pot transplantation. Read more about how to grow and care for Sago Palm.