Cycas revoluta (Sotetsu [Japanese ???], sago palm, king sago, sago cycad, Japanese sago palm), 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.
Also to know is, is a sago palm a tree or a bush?
Quick Reference Growing Chart
|Plant Type:||Cycads, evergreen, shrub, houseplant||Slow|
|Native To:||Southern Japan||Green|
|Hardiness (USDA Zone):||8a-11b||Low|
|Exposure:||Full to partial sun||5.5-6.5|
Also, why Cycas is called sago palm? Species: The species name revoluta stems from the Latin word revolut, which means “rolled back.” The name refers to the leaflets of the sago palm, which curl under. Many common names for this and other cycads include the word “palm” because these plants have a superficial resemblance to palm trees.
Also question is, is sago a palm?
Sago Palm. The sago palm may look like a tiny palm tree with its glossy, stiff fronds, but it is not a palm tree at all. Sago palms are cycads, one of the most ancient of plants that has been around since prehistoric times.
Are there different types of sago palms?
The Different Sizes of Sago Palms. Long-lived, slow-growing sago palm (Cycas revoluta) has 2- to 3-feet-long leaves and with age, a trunk, giving it the appearance of a miniature palm. However, it belongs to the cycad plant order, a primitive group unrelated to palms.