A living fossil and a Cycad but also well known as Sago Palm. So can be called as Palm Cycad. One of the most famous and attractive cycad which is grown world wide. And used in landscaping.Having on the top pinnate and spiky leaves in the circular shape.
The palm-like King Sago has a short, dark brown, unbranching trunk topped with graceful, arching, dark green, feathery leaves, two to three feet long . King Sago is not a palm tree. It will eventually reach to about eight feet tall, but
grows about one or two inches per year. The individual leaflets each end in a sharp tip. Although very slow-growing, King Sago is much prized for its tropical effect and easy care and makes an excellent specimen or container plant. It is easy to grow as a house plant.
When given sufficient room to spread, King Sago performs very well in shade, part shade, or full sun and requires infrequent watering once established. They transplant easily with a small root ball. They look nice placed in a ground cover which will set off the dark green foliage and striking form. Large multi-branched specimens are very expensive, but make one of the best specimen plants in Florida. They usually branch when they are very old but techniques are under development to encourage branching at a very early age. It can be used for
mass planting, spaced about four feet apart.
Plants are usually propagated by seed. Scale can cause major problems. Micronutrient deficiencies, including manganese, can severely discolor and deform the foliage.
Leaf-spotting diseases can be a major problem for King Sago Palm.