The Sago Palm is not actually a palm. From Okinawa. It is a descendant from the prehistoric era. Very ancient, gymnosperm type plant growth is very slow. Long-lived; 1-2ft long; frond-like with sharp pointed spikes, finely cut; in spiral at top of trunk, has dark leaves.
Used in floral arrangements. When it comes time to prune, simply trim off all branches. The plant will produce fuzzy new leaves, and is only touchable at this time.