So what is going on? Sagos are dioecious plants, meaning that there are male plants (pictured above) and female plants (pictured below). The male produces a yellowish-tan colored cone which frequently extends above the surrounding fronds. The female on the other hand grows a megasporophyll, which is made of modified leaves that somewhat resemble a flattened pineapple. It is within this structure, provided that pollination occurs, orange-red seeds develop. Wind or insects assist in the pollination of Sagos.
A few Sago facts:
They are cycads, not palms.
Cycads are more closely related to conifers than palms
Sagos grow slowly from seed
All parts of a sago are extremely poisonous.
*If your sagos are not showing these signs don’t worry, they may be too immature.