Despite the common name, Sago Palm, Cycas Revoluta, Cycas Palm, technically isn’t a true palm tree at all. These fairly low-growing plants with long green fronds are actually cycads, a group of ancient tropical and subtropical plants that usually grow from a trunk that doesn’t branch out; it produces nuts but doesn’t flower or fruit. This plant is a slow grower and has been around for a while, possibly since dinosaurs collected houseplants.
It is a living fossil, dating back to prehistoric times. Having survived that long it should be a pretty easy plant for even the beginner to grow.
They are not difficult to grow and maintain, but they do require some specific growing conditions. They appreciate a warm and bright environment, though harsh sunlight can damage the foliage. They also like humidity, which can be created by misting them regularly with clean water from a spray bottle.
Cycas revoluta, is a species of gymnosperm in the family Cycadaceae, native to southern Japan including the Ryukyu Islands. It is one of several species used for the production of sago, as well as an ornamental plant. The sago cycad can be distinguished by a thick coat of fibers on its trunk.