This tropical tree species is millions of years old, and native to the islands of the East and South China Seas. While not technically a palm, it?s an easy exotic to grow and maintain. Lush, dark-green palm-like fronds rise and curl from a textural, bulbous trunk. It makes an elegant ornamental indoors or out; treat it to a sunny window inside, or partial shade outdoors. This bonsai will benefit greatly from setting it into a tray filled with pebbles and water.
- The Sago Palm makes a very interesting and unique ornamental bonsai
- Sago Palm do well in multiple light environments, making them a wonderful gift option
- Thrives indoors with direct or indirect light; low-maintenance
- Sago Palm measures 13"H x 8"W
- High-fired ceramic container measures 12"L x 6"W
- Planter size and color may vary
Tips on Watering
Careful watering is key to maintaining healthy bonsai. Never allow your bonsai to completely dry out. Watering instructions may vary slightly depending on the tree or plant species. Please refer to the information tag attached to your bonsai for specific information. Over time you will be able to evaluate each particular bonsai's water requirements and create your own watering schedule to accommodate it. Note whether your bonsai is considered an indoor or outdoor tree and refer below to more specific watering tips for each type.
Best results are achieved by watering with a small watering can or hose attachment with a fine-spray nozzle so that water cascades are softer, avoiding blasts to bonsai and potting soil. To water, thoroughly soak the container's soil until water runs out of the bottom drainage holes. Periodic misting of the tree's foliage is also recommended.
Trimming and Pinching
Bonsai trees benefit from trimming to maintain their miniature size and beautiful form. Pinch and trim new growth back to the farthest safe point, being careful not to remove all new growth. For more in-depth tips about trimming (and training) techniques, an instructional book will provide the best, safest recommendations to keep your bonsai in tip-top shape.