The Sago Palm, though it resembles a palm, is not a palm at all. A member of the cycad genus, these ancient plants dominated the terrain during the Mesozoic era over 150 million years ago. The indestructibility and durability of the Sago Palm is legendary. Not only did they outlive the dinosaurs, but they can often survive severely adverse forces of nature and oversights of mankind. Native to Japanâ€™s southernmost islands, Sago Palms make intriguing and elegant Bonsai, indoors or outdoors. Cycas revoluta is one of the most primitive living seed plants, and as such are very unusual and popular ornamentals. A rugged trunk, topped with whorled feathery leaves has lead to the common name "Sago Palm", however it is actually related to conifer and Ginkgo trees which are all cone bearing plants that trace their origins back to the ancient flora of the early Mesozoic era. Sometimes called "living fossils", Sego palms have changed very little in the last 200 million years.