crazy male sago

Asked June 25, 2013, 5:59 PM EDT

Can you help identify whats going on with this male sago? There is way more going on than you can see.

Montgomery County Texas

1 Response

Thanks for the question. You sure do have a wild looking sago. This can an issue of having multiple heads. (having several trunks that extend from the main trunk) I have read in other publications that this could also be another variety of sago that has these characteristics. Also, I have read that in some cases where the male spike was removed, the palm split into two heads. There can also be sucker plants that extend from the side of the sago. Although unsightly to most, it is unique.

Thanks for the question.