Cycas revoluta - Grow a living fossil! Growing Sago Palms from seed is very easy. This plant has become one of the most popular plants for the landscape. Sago Palms are not palm trees at all. They are actually a cycad. They are one of the oldest species of plants that still exist. Appearing on earth during the Paleozoic Era from 350 to 250 million years ago, they were growing long before the flowering plants appeared.
This tree grows well indoors, as a tropical houseplant, in bright light and kept small with pruning.
Standard or deck plant Houseplant
The short trunk makes it perfect for bonsai culture as well as a unique plant for a garden bed or border. Also grow as an accent or specimen plant. Like well drained sandy soil and does well in bright sun to shade. Zones 9-11 for standard growing outdoors
Sago Palms have strong, sturdy trunks that grow to about one to two feet in diameter. Dark olive green leaves grow to 3-4 feet. Younger plants begin with a rosette of leaves coming from a stem near the ground. Today the oldest types of plants are becoming increasingly endangered in the wild. The sago is easy to care for. It is hardy to 15 degrees and can withstand a short freeze.