A Tropical Touch to Your Garden

Meet the Cycas revoluta, a plant that's as unique as its name. Commonly known as the Sago Palm, Fern Palm, or Sago Cycad, this plant is a true gem for any garden. With its striking emerald leaves and long life, it's a plant that's sure to turn heads and spark conversations.

Cycas revoluta

Partial Shade

Can grow in partial shade conditions.

High Water Needs

Requires frequent watering but doesn't tolerate standing water. Needs regular attention.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in multiple pH ranges.

Significant Safety Risks

Highly toxic if ingested, handle with extreme caution. Highly toxic if ingested.

Safe for All Animals

No known safety risks to pets or livestock.


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About Cycas revoluta

The Sago Palm is a woody perennial that can grow anywhere between 3 to 10 feet tall and wide. Its leaves are a striking emerald color, adding a vibrant touch to any landscape. Despite its name, it's not actually a palm but a cycad, one of the oldest groups of plants dating back to prehistoric times. And while it doesn't produce flowers, it does produce ecru and amber colored seeds.

Did you know that the Sago Palm is one of the oldest plants in existence? It's been around since the time of the dinosaurs!

Also known as

Fern Palm
Sago Cycad
Sago cycas
Sago palm


While the Sago Palm may be a feast for the eyes, it's not one for the stomach. This plant is toxic if ingested, so it's best to admire its beauty from a distance.

Our design recommendations

The Sago Palm is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of garden designs. Its striking leaves make it a great choice for hedging or as a standalone feature. Plus, its tolerance for salt spray makes it a great option for shoreline landscapes. This plant is a great addition to any shoreline, urn, domestic plants, or terrace landscapes. It's also a great choice for those looking to add a tropical touch to their garden.