Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m) 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m) 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade
Danger: Seed is poisonous if ingested All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling
Bloom Color: Inconspicuous/none
Bloom Time: N/A
Foliage: Grown for foliage Evergreen
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
On May 8, 2001, BotanyBob from Thousand Oaks, CA wrote:
These plants actually do very well in full sun. Often confused with Cycas revoluta (Sago 'Palm'), these are larger and faster growing relatives. They can be differentiated from C revolutas by their flatter leaves (C revoluta has keeled leaves).
On May 7, 2001, OlgaN from Miami, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:
Cycads, are also known as 'living fossils' due to the fact that they have not changed much in over 100 million years. Cycas taitungensis (Prince Sago) is one of the cold hardier cycads, being able to withstand some frost. These are non-flowering plants, but they produce upright cones which can be male or female.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Grenoble, Mobile, Alabama El Cerrito, California Encino, California Mackinleyville, California Reseda, California Tulare, California Brandon, Florida Timber Pines, Florida Augusta, Georgia Brunswick, Georgia Douglasville, Georgia Sherrills Ford, North Carolina Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Freeport, Texas Lake Jackson, Texas San Antonio, Texas Windcrest, Texas