Water when almost dry and seldom fertilize. Sagos produce a periodic growth of leaves called flush up to 3 times a year. The plant should be regularly watered at that stage so that the new leaves are not stunted. Excess sun will temporarily bleach the leaves. Mature plants produce offsets (pups) growing at their base. Pups can be removed delicately in early spring. Remove leaves and plant them in the shade. New leaves appear after several months.