☘ Origin: Japan, China and North America
☘ Family: Cycadaceae, Cycad
☘ Botanical Name: Cycas Revoluta
☘ Common Name(s): Sago Cycad · King Sago
Cycads have a long history of being highly valued in Asian culture, also in Roman times, and have symbolic meaning in several religions varying from unity to hospitality to victory, good fortune, longevity and wealth.
Sago Palm: This plant is featured with a rugged trunk, topped with whorled feathery leaves. These features have inspired the common name "Sago Palm". Nevertheless, it is actually related to conifer and Ginko trees. It was believed that all cone-bearing plants which trace their origins back to the past. In the ancient flora of the early Mesozoic era, it is often called "living fossils". Weirdly enough, the Cycas plants have changed very little in the last 200 million years.
The Living Fossil: Cycas is known as “Living Fossil” because it has not yet altered over the years while its related members or species have become extinct or fossilized.
In Feng Shui, Ficus is considered as a good luck plant.
☘ Sago Cycad is also called the Sago Palm. It is said that in ancient times, the Phoenix was captured and tamed, hoping to show feathers to the public and sing and dance, but the Phoenix did not give in. After the Phoenix was burned to death, it left behind a plant, which is the Sago Palm.
☘ Sago Palm is ancient and mystical, and will add a "Jurassic Park" atmosphere to any home or garden. If you provide it with plenty of sunlight, water, and drainage, this plant can live for over 1000 years.
☘ Cycads were used for the production of flour in the 9th century in India. Certain types are known as bread trees because they contain starch which is important part of diet of indigenous people. Leaves and cones of Cycads are used in traditional Asian medicine.
The whole part of Cycas plant is very useful to meet human needs. Leaves and seeds are the most widely exported to various regions because it has many benefits and it's commonly used as:
☘ Source of food ☘ Medicinal plant and treating wounds ☘ Sources of clothing fiber☘ Source of oil ☘ Framework of house building.