Q:

How do you grow sago palms from pups?

A:

Quick Answer

Sago palms from pups are little offshoots that grow at the base of the parent plant. They are easy to grow and the process includes picking or digging up the pups, preparing them and planting them. You need a trowel, shears, a container or tub, well-drained soil and water.

 Know More

Full Answer

  1. Remove pups from the parent plant

    Remove pups from the parent sago palm. If the pups are small enough, you can just pop them off. Dig up larger pups using a trowel.

  2. Prepare the pups

    Once you remove the pups from the palm, trim off any leaves and roots still attached. Fill a tub or container with water and clean them. Allow them to soak for a week until they harden. Dry them out. Store them in a cool place until you plant them. They keep for several months.

  3. Plant the pups

    When planting the pups, use well-drained soil. If you are transferring them to a container, make sure the pot is twice the diameter of the pups. Press the pups halfway into the dirt. While the roots won't develop if the pups are planted too shallow, they will rot if planted too deep. Water the newly planted pups thoroughly. After that, only water when the soil has almost dried out.

Learn more about Trees & Bushes

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are some types of indoor palm trees?

    A:

    Palms best suited for indoor growing conditions include the sunset, lipstick, parlor, sentry and European palms. Palm trees generally grow outdoors, but several types of palms work well for indoor use as well. Many of these palms are generally small, although some larger varieties grow slowly and can work well in an indoor space until they grow too large.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you trim pygmy date palms?

    A:

    Pygmy date palms need regular trimming to look their best. Wear protective eyewear when pruning. Trimming requires pruning shears, a ladder, gloves, rubbing alcohol and rags, and it can be completed in one afternoon.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you trim hedges?

    A:

    When trimming hedges, start from the top and work down to the base. Use either hedge shears or a power trimmer to cut the bush into the desired shape, but the base should be a little wider to allow plenty of sunlight.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you transplant a tree?

    A:

    To transplant a tree, dig around the base to uproot it, and gently transfer it to a new hole. Fill the new hole with soil, spread a layer of mulch, and then water the tree.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore