It’s A Boy!

June 30, 2008

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Two sago palm plants planted around the CrossFaith Church sign at the church’s old location on Molino Road bloomed recently, and they were both boys.

Sago palms, like many plant species, require a boy and a girl to reproduce to produce more of the popular plants…just good old basic biology.

In the late spring or early summer, the mature male sago produces a golden cone shape like you see in the pictures. It can grow to over two feet. A female sago produces a huge golden cabbage-shape flower.

Most sagos will be 15 to 20 years old before they flower, and they do not usually flower in pots. They must be well established in their landscape. They do not flower every year. Usually the flowers appear every two or three years. Sagos produce a new set of leaves during the non-flowering years.

The cone have since dried and turned a bit brown since these photos were snapped.

Pictured above: A male flowering sago palm on Molino Road at the old location of CrossFaith Church. Pictured below: A closeup of the flower. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

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Comments

One Response to “It’s A Boy!”

  1. Deni Deron on July 1st, 2008 7:55 pm

    Awesome!!





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