Elegant Form and Tropical Texture
The King Sago Palm is actually a cycad, a palm-like plant with legendary ancestry in the plant kingdom – right back to the age of the dinosaurs. Native to Southern Japan, Cycas Revoluta is a stunning ornamental that resembles a cross between a small palm and a big fern.
This easy-care beauty has glossy, feather-looking leaves which sprout in a loose rosette around a woody trunk. It can grow to 3 feet long, but is slow growing. Its trunk forms gradually over time. It can take 20-50 years for the tree to reach its full height.
Relatively low maintenance, the King Sago has average watering needs during its growing season between April and October. Water sparingly at other times. Fond of humidity, the plant is vulnerable to cold and frost, so remember to bring indoors if you live in cooler climates. They prefer well-drained soil, and should be kept out of prolonged direct sunlight.