Noble and versatile, palms and cycads are striking plants that enhance any garden with their tropical look. They display such a variety of heights, leaf and trunk types, seeds, and flowers, that there is surely one for every taste. Cycads are an ancient group of tropical and subtropical plants that have existed since the age of dinosaurs. To many people, the long leaves emerging from the center of the plant makes a cycad resemble a fern or a palm tree. Stunning and graceful, Palms and cycads are among the most rewarding plants, once their needs are met. They make wonderful specimen plants or can be used in groupings to create a tropical landscape.