This slow-growing cycad develops a rosette of leaves from a short, cylindrical unbranched stem. The young Dioon has an airy, lacy fern-like quality. As plants mature, the leaves become rigid and silvery grey, reminiscent of palm foliage. Dioon is rich and exotic in character. It is excellent as a container plant or for enclosed or partly enclosed garden areas with a tropical theme.
Climate Zone: 4, 5
Height: To 5'
Light Exposure: Part to full shade
Water Use: Medium to high
Growth Rate: Slow
Trunk Width: 1'
Cultural Requirements: Well-drained, fertile, organic soil and protection from hottest sun and wind should be provided for best growth.
Problems: Plants may sunburn with full or relected sun, especially when grown as container plants.