It has been written that this plant co-existed with the dinosaurs. Wow! Hence, it is every primitive, or should I say an extremely valuable antique. This ornamental plant tends to be very slow growing but long lasting considering the species survived hundreds of millions years ago.
The striking palm-like appearance has people confusing it with a true palm when judged by its single rough trunk and a large crown of pinnate, fern-like leaves.
This ancient plant is a choice container plant for homes and an architecturally spectacular landscaping plant with its meticulous detailed fronds forming a circle around the crown.
However, it has to be reminded, the seeds from this plant is poisonous and can cause liver damage to humans and animals, if digested.
In the Far and South East Asia, we also have to further differentiate this plant name from the edible swamp Sago Palm (a later post).