Dioon mejiae/Cycad, Spanish Translit

Dioon mejiae / Dioon mejiae
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Specimen plant growing in a Southern California botanical garden


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Scientific Name: Dioon mejiae
Common Name: Cycad, Spanish Translit
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This Cycad makes an excellent container plant and cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. It produces long light green leaves made up of many segments. Native of Nicaragua and Honduras. In its native habitat it produces large crowns of foliage atop tall trunks. Plants can grow to be hundreds of years old in their native lands.