kangi palm plant is an attractive plant. Though often known
by the common name of kangi palm, or just sago palm, it is not a palm at all,
but a cycad. This very symmetrical plant supports a crown of shiny, dark green
leaves on a thick shaggy trunk that is typically about 20 cm (8in.) in
diameter, sometimes wider. The trunk is very low to subterranean in young
plants but lengthens above ground with age. Kangi palm can grow into very old
specimens with 6–7 m (over 20 feet) of the trunk; however, the plant is very
slow-growing and requires about 50–100 years to achieve this height.
Take care if children or pets like dogs tamper with the
plant as the leaves are toxic if ingested.
Indoors or out,kangi palm plants prefer a light,
well-drained soil with ample sun.
Height :max 2 feet
The plant is
harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine, it is also often
grown as an ornamental in gardens.
The leaves are
used in the treatment of cancer and hepatoma
is used in the treatment of rheumatism.