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Cycas revoluta Japanese sago palm Penawar jambe Cycadaceae
 

Cycas revoluta, Japanese sago palm, Sikas, Penawar jambe

 

Cycas revoluta, Japanese sago palm, Sikas, Penawar jambe

Endemic to the islands of southern Japan, this palm-like species is a popular ornamental plant in Japan.
It grows slowly with short, single or multiple trunks to 10 ft (3 m) high with a compact crown of stiff pinnate leaves that have closely crowded, very narrow, spine-tipped leaflets.
It is the most widely cultivated cycad in the world and is valued as a landscape subject, especially suited to courtyards and plazas.
Slow growing, it is capable of living for 50 to 100 years or even more and is readily transplanted.
Cultivation: They like sunny positions but with some shade in the younger stages, and deep, well-drained soil.
Propagation is from seed, detached offsets, or by cutting off a whole trunk and plunging the base in a trench filled with gravel and organic matter.

   

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