Sago Palm, King Sago Palm, Sago Cycad, Japanese Sago Palm, Funeral Palm Cycas revoluta

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Botanical Name:

Cycas revoluta

Family:

Cycadaceae

Genus:

Cycas

Species:

revoluta

Common Name:

Sago Palm, King Sago Palm, Sago Cycad, Japanese Sago Palm, Funeral Palm

Height:
20 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 48 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Seed needs warm temperatures after sowing to germinate (75 degrees F +).
In a Nutshell:
* Cycas revoluta ( sago cycad ), is an attractive plant native to southern Japan . Though often known by the common name of king sago palm , or just sago palm , it is not a palm at all, but a cycad .
* This very symmetrical plant supports a crown of shiny, dark green leaves on a thick shaggy trunk that is typically about 20 cm (7.9 in) in diameter, sometimes wider.
* This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. more...
* The leaves are used in the treatment of cancer and hepatoma.
* Substances extracted from theseeds are used to inhibit the growth of malignant tumours. more...