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PlantFiles: Cycad
Dioon mejiae

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

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob 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.

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



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