Sago Palm Trees
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how to transfer a sago palm

Zone 8 | almavicky6 added on March 8, 2012 | Answered

It's a huge palm, about 5 feet tall. I live in Saint Augustine, Florida.

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Nikki
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Answered on March 9, 2012

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. If it's in a container, you'll need to go up a couple more pot sizes. You may also want to consider trimming the plant back to prevent transplant shock. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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