Plant: evergreen shrub to 10'
Origin: southern Japan
Zone: 8 - tropics
Flowers: ancient plant does not have "flowers". Male and female structures on separate plants. Mature females produced large colorful cones if fertilized.
Foliage: pinnately compound, leathery fronds with stiff, sharp blades
Culture: full sun to part shade. Deep, well drained soil. Tough, tolerant plants. Mulch with compost or humus. Fertilize in spring to speed up growth.