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HELP! 100 Sago [Cycas] Required

  • needed: 100 sago palms alias cycas revolutas
  • when: monday morning 10th May
  • where: rathfarnham castle

So whats the story….

This evening I got a message in from Ross. He tells Shane to talk to me. Shane contacts me and gives my number to Jo. Jo calls me. Voicemail – long[er] story. I call her back. No voicemail. I get a text. She’s in the theatre. She calls me and I answer…. By the way this all happened via twitter just after 7pm on Saturday and yes today the 8th May.

Getting to the point….

Jo Mangan is the artistic director for The Performance Corporation, a [theatre] production company [is that grammatically correct….?]. Anyhoo, they’re doing a play called, wait for it….

Slatterys Sago Saga

The Sago Saga…

Seems the sago’s have caused a saga already, because on Monday afternoon there’s a photo shoot with Photographer Colm Hogan. And as per the name of the film…. you guessed it Einstein – they need Sago Palms [or something like….]. They need about 100 or more. Or some. Anything. They have 20 already. They only want to borrow them. This is Ireland… not South Africa climate. It’s a very long shot.

In Return…

I’ll figure something out to make it worth your while…. In the meantime…. contact yer man or the fella you know who knows and lets see if we can make a miracle happen. Wouldn’t it be a nice [happy] story if we did…. ūüôā

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Cycas Revoluta


The Cycas or Sago palm, cycadaceae, is a genus of about 15 species. This one, the C. revoluta is better known as the Japaneese sago palm.

These are another batch of plants I spotted in the Cape Garden Centre.

It is generally a very robust plant but with age it tends to begin to lean over, begin suckering and branching out. The leaves¬†can grow to 1.5 metres long. And surprisingly, possibly,¬†this fella¬†only ever grows to a maximum of about 2 metres in height and width…. which kind of explains why I didn’t see any taller versions of it ūüėČ ¬†¬†

The flowers are dioecious [carry both male and female flowering parts seperate]. The male parts [16″ long but up to 32″ long in other varieties] are cone like and pineapple scented¬†whilst the female parts [8″ long but¬†up to 30″ long] can appear as loose clusters of leaves but in C. revoluta appear as yellow fruits.

Personally I love them simply for their foliage.


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