Cycads are holdovers from the Mesozoic era - the oldest living
group of seed plants. These palm like giants, sometimes called Sago
Palms, are easily grown in pots or outdoors in Zone 9 and southward.
Don't expect to wake up one morning confronted by a Triassic monster plant
from a 50's sci-fi film, because these plants are very slow growing (1-2
inches per year)and will begin growing roots before fronds. They
prefer a rich soil and partial shade and can take a great deal of
punishment. They are great specimen plants and well worth the wait.
Dioon (Palma de Virgen) - Dioon edula - Blue green leaves can reach 5ft. in length. Mature specimens have trunks measuring 5-6ft. in diameter. As an added bonus, the seeds can be eaten - boiled or raosted. Partial shade; plant height: 8ft.
|#793 Packet $3.50, Approximately 5 seeds|
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