Sago Palm Trees

Big Sago Palm

Anonymous added on April 25, 2014 | Answered

I have a large sago palm that is way too big for the space and I am not sure what to do. I would like to move it but do not want to kill it. How should I go about it? Thanks in advance!

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Answered on April 25, 2014

Sago palms do not like to be disturbed so any transplanting needs to be done with great care. Mature palms can be transplanted in early spring or late fall. Be sure to relocate the plant in adequate growing conditions--full sun, well-draining soil, etc. Include as much of the root system as possible when digging up and moving it. You may also want to consider trimming the plant back to prevent transplant shock. Here is an article that you may find helpful:

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