This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Among the plants which can be used with beautiful effect in room decoration are those known as Sago Palms, of which the most common form is, perhaps, Cycas revoluta, and which indeed is now tolerably well known. They grow very well in the open border in our climate, and can be taken up in September and potted for Winter work. Of late years there have been many new species introduced, of which one of the prettiest, Cycas Normanbyana, introduced by Mr. Bull, of Chelsea, we give with this. There is an advantage in these not possessed by some other plants. The older they are the more valuable. We have seen old Sago Palms sell for $100 at public sale.