Brad's Tropical Paradise
If you have been seeing the many different palms and cycads and think that they are beautiful, as I do, you may be wondering if you can grow them. My backyard in Glendale, Arizona (a suburb of Phoenix), is proof that you can. Here in The Tropical Paradise (named long ago when it was just dirt and rocks!), I am growing many species of miniature palms and cycads. Please take a look!
May 22, 2012
For sago palms, you can go even further and cut all of the leaves off if you want to. As long as the plant isn't cut completely flat (like with a chain saw) across the top, new leaves will reappear in the spring. You would want to do this if all of the existing leaves were damaged from frost or something else. It will look like a fire-plug for a season, but it will recover.
My sago palm, shown here, took a devastating hit when it lost the shade of the tree that had been its companion for a decade. I cut off all of the leaves, and it looked like a short fire-plug for a while, and then they all grew back, as you can see.