Also known as cica, sago palm, sago of Japan, it belongs to the Cicadaceae family and comes from the Ryukyu islands in southern Japan. The cica is a very old plant, a living fossil whose appearance resembles that of the palm but is not. Very slow growth, taking 20 to 30 years to grow one meter, which makes it appetizing as a bonsai. It can be grown as a houseplant although it feels more comfortable outdoors. Lots of light by the window or sun, but protected from the strong midday sun. They adapt to temperatures from -11 to 42 degrees and require water, especially in the foliage. Its main enemy is mealybug and water scarcity, so it needs good drainage and ventilation.