Dioon Spinulosum, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dion Spinulosum Palm, Mexican Dioon Cycads, excellent choice for a formal landscape vertical accent, Patio or Indoor
Dion Palm, also known as Mexican Dioon Cycads, Dioon spinulosum, Gum Palm or Giant Dioon, native to the rocky forests in Mexico, feature large feathery arching fronds, commanding attention both indoor or outdoor, they thrive in indirect sunlight, it can also find its way indoor where it can be potted as an ornamental palm.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Details
|Grow Zones:||4-9 Patios / 10-11 Outdoors|
|Mature Height:||7-12 ft.|
|Mature Width:||5-7 ft.|
|Light:||Thrives in partial shade|
|Foliage:||Green sword like fern fronds|
|Uses:||Accent Plant, Patios Container Plant|
|Characteristics:||Asian Zen and tropical Garden|
|Soil Conditions:||Wide range of soils
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
Dioon is the largest American cycad that can live for centuries, They are also recognized by their botanical name, Dioon spinulosum, and these are some of the tallest cycads you will find anywhere. This evergreen has a large crown and features shiny and stiff, light green pinnate leaves that add an exotic and formal touch to any landscape. They are often used to substitute for a palm because of their palm-like features, so we also like to plant them as a focal point in any size yard. In fact, they are ideal for any area where space is limited.
Care & Maintenance
Planting, Dioon can be planted all year round, select an area with FULL SUN, ornamental palms are easily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils, avoid wet soggy soils, once established palms are highly adaptable and drought resistant. When planting dig a hole twice as wide than your new plant's root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level, this is very important, planting the plant deeper than the original top soil line may severely damage the tree. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply the mulch over the entire planting area.
Light, Thrives in partial shade, tolerates full sun.
Water twice a week for the first growing season.
Fertilizing, no need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions. You may use a fertilizer formulated for interior plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration.
Insects and Disease - Here’s another plus, Dion Palm is not regularly affected by pests, however in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.
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