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Dioon edule


Chestnut Dioon, Virgin's Palm




Origin:  Mexico.
Family
Zamiaceae
Genus
Dioon
Species
edule
Category
Tropicals
Type
Tree (evergreen), Shrub (evergreen)
USDA Hardiness Zone
9-11
Canadian Hardiness Zone
Requires cool season protection under glass.
RHS Hardiness Zone
H1c-H4
Temperature (°C)
-6.7-10
Temperature (°F)
20-50
Height
2-2.5 m
Spread
1-2 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
Cultivation
Very adaptable plants. They prefer well drained soil with consistant water.
Habitat
Tropical forested areas.
Bark/Stem Description
Palm-like stem, 20-50 cm in diameter.
Leaf Description
20-150 leathery, feather-like leaves. Arranged in clusters, the leaves grow to be about 100-200 cm long. 70-150 leaflets grow on each leaf and grow into a point.
Notable Specimens
Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida, United States of America.
Propagation
Sown from seed.
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