Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) B,C,F,I ^

       hardy, easy to grow; very slow grower, especially in pots; needs shade; wiring not used with; yellowing fronds are old or Manganese deficient; evenly spaced leaf spotting means too dry between waterings; on a healthy tree, cut off the old fronds as soon as small new fronds are visible, do this for one or two years in a row and then skip one year to reduce stress on the plant, these newer fronds will grow in shorter; side shoots (“pups”) root easily; a small cluster grouping with these shoots can be a good composition; more an accessory plant than a “true” bonsai.  NOTE: Said to be very poisonous to pets, especially the seeds.    [Cycadaceae; Cycadales]