The genus Cycas is one of the most primitive living seed plants, widely distributed in Madagascar, across Asia, New Guinnea and Polynesian islands. The habitat of the sago palm or Sago cycad varies from various forest types to woodlands and savanna. The Sago palm has “needle-like” leaves which are deep, glossy green in colour and nearly plastic-like in texture. The Cycas revolutha can grow up to 3-4m in length. The Sago palm is a cycad and not a palm and do not reproduce flowers, but have cones instead. The sex of the Japanese sago palm is confirmed by the certain type of cone and this can only be seen during Spring/Summer time. After the reproductive phase of growth is completed, the end of the trunk of the Sago palm/Cycas revolutha resumes vegetatiove growth, producing new leaves. The Cycas revolutha or Sago palm is suitable for a wide range of climates.
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