pruning a sego palm

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by coolfrog, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. coolfrog

    coolfrog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I'v been in business for some time now and have never come across a sego quite like this one. It stands about 6' foot tall and has like 3 or 4 more as babies comming off of the main palm, now my question is should i trim them as one palm or do i trim them as each individual palm. please reply thanks.
    mike DBA C&M Lawncare
    Jacksonville Florida
  2. elijahjames

    elijahjames LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I have always treated and pruned as individual plants if they have seperate trunks. Never seen a Sago as big as what you are describing. Plenty of Pygmy plams, but no Sago.
  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    It is most likely a king sago, or cycas revoluta. The growths are new plants, and need to be "popped" off with a shovel, if you mean little bulbs coming from the bottom with small frawns of their own. Take them, and plant them, and in one year you'll have little $10.00-20.00 plants for sale, two years and $40.00-50.00 plants, and so on.

    See the little growths on the bottom of the plant in this picture? Is that what you mean? Or are you refering to the multiple heads like shown on top of the plant? If so, either trim them to simply look good together, or keep the middle one only and lose the rest. If given the room, a center growth will droop over hiding the other bare trunks.


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