Dioon edule
Dioon edule
Dioon edule
Dioon edule

Dioon edule

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Palma de la virgen, Chestnut Dioon
A slow growing cycad that can reach up to eight feet high by six feet wide.  Cycads are one of the oldest seed plants and pre date the dinosaurs.  Dioon means two eggs.  This plant is becoming endangered.  It is toxic to pets. 

- Full Sun to part shade

- Best in well drained soils

- Water once a month

- Drought tolerant once established

- Hardy to 20 degrees

- Native to Mexico