Cycads, Sago Palms
Cycads, also known as sago palms, are not really a palm at all, but they have a palm like appearance. This low growing plant with long palm frond like leaves are a living relic from the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. They are the most primitive of the living seed bearing plants. They are tough plants that need little care, except for the occasional treatment for armored scale that the king and queen sago are prone to. They do well in full sun or part shade. They are excellent landscape plants that add a wonderful tropical appearance. They also make good house plants that can be brought outside in warmer weather.
Cycas-circinalis (Queen Sago Palm)
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