Latin name: Cycas revoluta
Pteridophyte species with compound, glossy, green foliage, and a strong central stem. In the center of its foliage it features a very large brown eye, the size of a football. It is very similar to a palm tree and many people mistakenly consider it as one. Native to South japan. Very slow-growing. One of the rare plants that are sold by weight!
Grows in full sun, in frost-protected sites and in poor soils.
Plant amidst palm trees and in flowerpots.
It makes a good coastal plant.
Propagated by suckers and rarely by seeds.