I have a sago palm that is in a small planter. I would like to plant this outside on the North Carolina coast, which has a sandy soil. Will this grow in this enviroment?
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Absolutely.  In the right climate, they can get up to 4 feet tall.  I have one that produces suckers (babies) at its base.  I transplanted it from another location outdoors 7 years ago, and although it grows slowly, it has doubled in size over that period.  It likes humidity. Be on the lookout for scale/mites.  They are small and white and look like dust.  Get rid of them as soon as you see them.  They suck nutrients from the plants and can kill them.
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