Typical of cycads, they can have hard spikey tips. I usually de-tip them from about 6' down in case I have children visiting. This one has softer tips, but I clipped it's nails anyway, just in case. They could do really serious eye damage should someone stumble head first into them. They're a study, plant and forget type. 🙂
Do you and your husband have a big garden to look after?