Plant sego palms by gathering mature seeds, soaking the seeds in water to remove the skin and planting them in flats in sandy potting soil. Keep the soil moist but not wet, and transplant the seedlings to individual pots in about six months. Transplant outdoors during the third year.
- Gather the seeds
Mature seeds are about the size of a walnut, red in color and loosely attached to the plant. Gather the seeds, and store them in a cool, dry location.
- Soak to remove skins
Wear rubber gloves when removing the skins to protect your hands from the natural dyes. Allow the seeds to soak in water to loosen the skins. Change the water daily. Once the skins are loose, remove them from the seed, and discard. Allow the seeds to dry two to three days before planting
- Plant the seeds
Fill the flats with sandy soil. Press the seeds about two-thirds of the way into the soil with the flat side exposed. Water the seed when the top 2 inches of soil becomes dry.
- Transplant the new plants
Transplant the seeds to individual pots about six months after planting and again after two years. During the third year, transplant the palm outdoors, or to a larger container for a container plant.