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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
cycad Japanese sago palm
Cycas miquelii Cycas sexseminifera
Cycas are evergreen dioecious perennials with stout woody trunks bearing large, leathery, pinnate leaves in a terminal rosette; male inflorescences are large and cone-like, female ones consist of smaller, modified leaves
C. revoluta is a slow-growing, palm-like evergreen perennial to 2m, with arching pinnate leaves to 1.5m in length, and golden-brown, ovoid inflorescences which are rarely seen except on mature plants
S Japan, China
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in a loam-based potting compost with additional leaf mould and grit; provide full light with shade from hot sun and moderate humidity. Water moderately in the growing season, sparingly at other times. Alternatively in frost free areas, grow in a moist but well-drained soil in bright light with some protection from full sun
Propagate by seed or suckers
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally pest free outdoors, but can get glasshouse red spider mite under glass
Generally disease free
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