Sago Palm Trees
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How would you transplant a large sago palm

Zone las vegas | tonyliesse added on June 4, 2012 | Answered

Work for a home builder here in Las Vegas. They are going to close a home center and destroy some gorgeous plants to put in driveway.

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Nikki
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Answered on June 5, 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. 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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