Scientific Name: 
Cycas revoluta

Common Name: 
Sago Palm


How is this plant unsafe?

How do you plant safely?


  • All parts of the plant are toxic to humans and pets if eaten. Tips of the 'leaves' are surprisingly sharp.
  • Use caution when placing this plant in your landscape.
  • It does not appear spiny so be sure to plant it away from sidewalks and paths so that an unsuspecting person, child, or pet doesn't accidentally walk into it when walking along a public sidewalk.
  • Only female plants produce fruits, which are toxic, and usually male plants are only available at garden centers.
  • Use caution when working with this plant and consider wearing protective clothing such as long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes and eye protection.
  • Supervise pets and children playing near this plant.