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Dioon edule, the chestnut Dioon is a cycad from prehistoric times. They are extremely slow growing to our eyes but we must understand that they have been around for over 200 million years (remember these plants were around during the time of dinosaurs). Notice their distinctive character which reflects their antiquity and some very large specimens could possibly be several hundred years old. They truly are unequalled and intriguing living organisms that count the eons of time while we count the seconds. They are beauties.
Dioon edule come from Mexico, this species flourish in areas transitional between tropical deciduous forest and oak woodland, and in harsh, dry conditions in steep hillsides and cliffs on extremely steep slopes where the soils are skeletal and poor with few nutrients, in limestone, serpentine or in sandy soil, but they can also be found in more hospitable soils and shelter. They can be kept as potted plant likes any other cycad with well draining soil in the New Zealand climate. It is light to moderate frost tolerant to about -12°C (10°F), but only for a short period of time (up to 4 days) and only when mature and well established plant. Dioon edule is one of the most cold hardy cycads.

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I have a large personal collection of rare named and hybrid Adeniums (desert rose), pachypodium, rare succulents,orchid, shrud, fruit trees, tropical Frangipani (plumeria). Please enquire about any plants you may want, thanks.

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  • Seller location: Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ

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