Cycad
Dioon mejiae

Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Dioon (dy-OH-awn) (Info)
Species: mejiae (mee-JEE-ay-ee) (Info)

Category:

Cycads

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

La Mesa, California

Reseda, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Anahola, Hawaii

Cayce, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 15, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very tropical looking Dioon, and very similar in appearance, though usually much shorter than Dioon spinulosum. The latter develops many meters of trunk and tends to have a few spines on the leaflets even in adult plants. This Dioon has spineless leaflets (except the terminal one, which can be quite sharp). It has a light green color and tends to be a vigorous grower holding a number of leaves in the crown. This one is from Honduras and Nicaragua. Makes a great specimen plant in a relatively moist warm garden.