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Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm
Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm

Dioon Palm, Mexican Cycad, Gum Exotic Palm

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Size, Overall Height 2gal Pot, 24-27in

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Dion 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. 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.


MY NEW PLANT ARRIVED - Thank you for trusting Eureka Farms with your recent purchase, our main objective is to ensure a great customer experience and deliver great quality plants for your enjoyment. Plants shipped online are in complete darkness for several days, is normal for plants to stress during this process, do not repot for 4 weeks, we recommend dropping the plant in its existing pot as is in a deco planter of your choice, allow your new arrival to gradually climatize to their new environment, humidity levels, lighting and temperatures.

grow zones

PLANT HARDINESS ZONES AND SPECIFICATIONS

Grow Zones: 9-11
Growth Rate: 1ft/Year
Mature Height: 10-12ft
Mature Width: 5-7ft
Growth form: Upright
Foliage Color: Green
Soil Conditions: Wide range of soils
Garden Style: Asian/Zen, Tropical


Care & Maintenance

Care Guide

HOW TO CARE FOR DION MEXICAN CYCAD - Below see details on how to keep your new arrival healthy, happy and beautiful. If you’re a fan of indoor plants the Dion Palm is a great addition to any collection, is simple and easy to care for, thrives in neglect, like many other palm varieties such as Chinese Fan Palm, Cat Palm, Date Palm, Majesty Palm or Lady Palm, If you’re looking to expand your indoor tree collection consider a Palm, anyone of this tree will add a touch of grace and elegance to your home.

WATER MANAGEMENT FOR DION MEXICAN CYCAD - Dion Mexican Cycad are considered drought tolerant, plants purchased for indoors use can be watered less frequent, however frequency of watering will depend on the size of the plant, humidity levels and rate of growth. One of the most common mistakes in the care of indoor plants is overwatering, indoor plants are far more tolerant to underwatering than overwatering, Improper watering can result in fungal issues and root rot. It is recommended to monitor your houseplants and water them when they need it, rather than on a schedule. When watering plants the objective is to maintain the soil moist but never soggy, a moisture meter is a great tool to utilize to reduce the guesswork, We recommend to sample the top soil an inch deep every 3-4 days, if you notice is still moist hold off on watering until it dries further, since most plants water needs may be different this is a good way to determine each individual plant water requirements.

Water Recommendations base on pot size, we suggest to utilize a soil probe initially to determine humidity levels and when to water.
6 inch Pot plants, every 5-7 Days, 10-12 inch Pot plants, every 7-12 days

LIGHT - DION MEXICAN CYCAD enjoy bright indirect light, they can adapt to lower lighting conditions, however if bright light is available it is optimal and will encourage a higher rate of growth. If outdoors it should remain in shaded areas, direct sun exposure will scorch its delicate leaves. You can place the Dion Palm near a window where the plant can receive the brightest available light, east, south, and west facing windows are the best options, we recommend to rotate the plant occasionally, this will allow the plant to receive bright light from different angles, it can minimize leaf drops from within the canopy and allow the plant to maintain even healthy growth all year round.

HUMIDITY - Regular Misting is recommended, Many of our houseplants come from the tropics, where humidity is very high, generally the air in our homes is dry, occasional misting houseplants is a very simple and effective way to boost humidity, an easy solution to the risk of overwatering your plants. Always pay attention to the color and texture of the leaves on your plant. Generally Plants with brown or dry leaf tips will benefit from regular misting to keep the plant happy and thriving, preferably in the mornings to allow the foliage to completely dry out during the day.

PLACEMENT AND TEMPERATURE - Selecting the right location for your plant indoors or outdoors is very important, micro climates can affect the health of the plant, make sure the plant does not receive air draft from near by AC/Heating vents, or warm air if close to a freezer, the foliage will dehydrate faster than it can hydrate from moisture in the air or in the soil, eventually turning brown and dropping, when plants are properly watered and care for and still display signs of wilting or seem sad it may help to relocate the plant to a different area for brighter indirect light. Please note most tropical plants are from the tropics, proper moisture is required for their health and survival, we highly recommend to bring your tropical plants indoors when temperatures are expected below 45s during winter months or above 90 during summer months, extreme weather can severely damage the plant.

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. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a fertilizer formulated for interior plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.

CLEANING, REGULAR MAINTENANCE - Dion Palm tree leaves are large elongated stemming from individual fronds, exercise care when cleaning since leaves are very tender. Simply add a few drops of dish soil to a cup of water, wet a soft cloth and manually wipe off dust off the leaves, is a simple solution that is inexpensive and works well without damaging the plant.

INSECTS OR DESEASES - 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.