The slower a plant grows, the higher value it has. Sago's can be raised outside in the ground in temperate areas or indoors in cooler area's.
There are male and female plants. The only way to tell which is which is one has a zipper on the front the other on the side.
Actually, a male plant grows a long cone from the center of the plant and a female sage drops its leaves to form a rosette like structure which needs to be physically pollinated by breaking the cone (ouch) off the male sago and sprinkling it over the female plant.
Soon, in a year or so, seeds will develop under the leaves of the female on its trunk. The seeds are ready to be harvested when they turn orange.