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  Cycas revoluta
  Family Name : Cycadaceae

  Synonyms : Cycas inermis, Cycas miquelii

  Common Names : Japanese Cycad, Sago Cycad, Japanses Sago Palm, Cycad, Sago Palm, Japanese Fern Palm

Japanese Cycad,Sago Cycad,Japanses Sago Palm,Cycad,Sago Palm,Japanese Fern Palm
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Gymnosperms (Non-Flowering Seed Plants) (Cycad)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Maximum Height :
      6 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Native Habitat :
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Foliage: Feather like leaves up to 1m long. The leaflets are stiff and pointed. 
      Habitat :
      Found between 100 - 500m. altitude. Usually grow in exposed location on steep limestone cliffs and rocks overhanging the shoreline, sometimes in low dense forest in heavy shade. 
      Associated Fauna :
      Cycad Blue (Chilades pandava pandava)
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Medicinal (The Chinese make use of the down among of young leaves and the woolly bracts bearing the females spores to treat wounds. The seeds are considered tonic; used to promote the expulsion of phlegm from the respiratory passages, to increase the menstrual flow and to treat rheumatism.)
  • Landscaping Features
    • Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting, Bonsai
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      [Remarks] (Spiky leaves, kept away from paths when planting. )
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Little Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Pruning :
      Once leaves turn yellow or brown, they should be removed from plant.
      Pest(s) :
      Sucking Insects
      Propagation Method :
      Seed / Spore Germination Duration :
      3 Months to 9 Months
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Cone / Strobilus Type :
      Frond-like Strobilus(Cycadaceae)
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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