Sago palms create a luscious tropical effect in the garden and are nearly bullet proof. Their low care demeanor makes them an excellent choice for water wise low maintenance gardens in zones 8-10. Sago bulbs can also be started in a pot indoors and make an excellent easy care houseplant. Ensure that sago palms are kept out of reach from furry friends and young children as they are toxic. Once mature, these tropical temptations produce offsets , or pups at the base or sides of their trunk that can be removed in early spring or late fall to propagate into an additional plant.