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Dioon edule /Virgin's Palm

Dioon edule  / Dioon edule
Specimen plant showing relatively narrow fronds with stiff needle-like tips
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Specimen plant showing relatively narrow fronds with stiff needle-like tips

Male cones after they have finish producing pollen

Mexican native that has long, rigid, evergreen fronds

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Scientific Name: Dioon edule
Common Name: Virgin's Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Palms and Palm-like Plants
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This is a special accent plant that looks much like a cycad. It performs well in a container. Old browning fronds have to be removed periodically.