Dioon Edule Mexican Fern Palm Chestnut Cycad
A unique and rare Cycad native to Mexico the Dioon Edule is a slow-growing but stunning palm to complete any collection. This one has stunning fronds that are sharp but does not have any spikes. A hardy palm that hails from prehistoric times.
Available in the following packaging based on your preference:
- Nursery - Standard plastic 6-inch planter pot that can be placed inside a larger pot or left as is until it outgrows it.
- Selene Planter - Porcelain 6-inch pot ceramic marble planter with drainage hole and matching rose gold ceramic tray. The planter measures: 7.5" x 6.5" x 6.5" and weighs approximately 3.7 lbs. We recommend placing your plant in the nursery pot inside it to make it easy to water and transplant.
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Our plants are shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida. Please note all our plants are one of a kind and if you want to message us we can send you a picture of the exact one you will receive. The product image here is intended to be the best representation of what you can expect to receive but yours may have slightly less or more growth depending on the crop we have when your order is placed. Any lifestyle pictures are meant to demonstrate how a fully grown or more mature plant looks for you to get a sense of it in your space.
- Botanical Name
- Dioon Edule
- Common Names
- Chestnut Dioon, comb like leaf palm, Mexican blue chamal, Mexican Cycad, Palma de Dolores, Palma De santa terestia, virgins palm, peine, palma de la virgen
- Plant Type
- Mature Size
- Stays small in pots, but can get up to 160 feet in the wild
- Sun Exposure
- Bright, indirect lighting
- Soil Type
- Outdoors needs fast draining soil, indoors a more peaty based potting soil
- Soil pH
- Acidic to Neutral, 5.1 to 7.5
- Bloom Time
- Spring, but not really indoors
- Flower Color
- Yellow or white but rare
- Hardiness Zones
- 10 through 12
- Native Area
- Mexican Coast
- Toxicity, Pet Safety
- Non-toxic, pet safe
All our plants ship exclusively with UPS to ensure they arrive timely and in good condition. We ship most of our plants Mondays & Tuesdays to most of the USA to ensure they arrive speedy to your location. If you order on a Tuesday after 12 PM ET it is possible that we would not ship it till the following Monday.
We monitior the weather in each destination location to maximize the shipping time and utilize thermal protection to ensure that the plant is protected. You can add a heatpack or thermal bag to your order if temperatures at night fall below 40 degrees.
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