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Cycas Revoluta. Japanese Sago palm
As you'd expect, one of the oldest plants in the world has many common names attributed over the years - Japanese Sago Palm, The King of Palm Trees or Cycads are just a few of the names these beautiful trees are known by. As a genus of plant, Cycads are one of the oldest seed bearing plants in the world. Changing very little in the last 250 million years. Although thought of as a palm tree because of its exotic palmate shape, these trees are more closely related to Conifers and Gingko trees and are cone bearing plants.
Cycas Revoluta is extremely slow growing and our specimens are many, many years old. Cycads are evergreen perennials with stout woody trunks and glossy, leathery, arching pinnate leaves in a terminal rosette. In very mature specimens large cones appear on the male Cycads and large flowers on the females. Grown as a specimen tree, Cycas Revoluta will give your garden a real wow factor. They grow happily in pots or in the ground and prefer a sunny location, having said that they will grow well in partial shade but do need a bit of sun at some point in the day and make sure they have plenty of light. They are easy to grow and maintain, an established plant will also tolerate drought conditions. In normal conditions they will need watering only around once a week, they shouldn't be kept constantly wet this will tend to make the leaves turn yellow.
Cycads are relatively hardy but in severe winters, we advise giving them some protection against frost and snow. These are really amazing looking, large trees, for a roof terrace or patio and look stunning in an urban location.
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