A very desirable evergreen plant displaying a stout trunk and long leaves with many narrow stiff leaflets. The leaves of this palm-like tree form an open rosette. Use for tropical accent and specimen. Full sun. Extremely slow-growing to 8 feet tall, 3 to 6 foot spread having 3 to 6 foot long fronds with age. Zone 9-11 must be protected if planted in NC. Temperatures in the high teens may frost-damage leaves which may turn yellow or brown. Remove these to reduce stress on the plant and encourage new leaves in the spring. If temperatures fall below 15, the sago may die, however, as long as the trunk and leaf crown is hard wood, it should recover. Can live to 80 years old.