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Dioon edule - Easy to Grow Cycad - 8 Large Fresh Seeds
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Dioon edule - Easy to Grow Cycad - 8 Large Fresh Seeds


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Dioon edule - Easy to Grow Mexican Cycad
This sale is for 8 large fresh seeds of the Cycad Dioon edule.
Probably the easiest of all the cycads to grow, the large seeds most often begin to germinate whilst they are being soaked in water as part of the pre-treatment.
Originally from Mexico, like all cycads it is a remnant from a time before the Dinosaurs! The plant has a crown of leaves surrounding the central growing point. The leaves are flat and stiff and generally lack the spines typical of other Dioon species. Reportedly hardy to many degrees of frost, although I would recommend that this refers to mature plants in the open ground and that pot grown ones should get some protection.
Becoming increasingly rare in habitat, due to the fact that the seeds are often eaten before they get a chance to germinate and the fact that as a slow growing plant it takes a long time to establish a population in any one area. These seeds are taken from cultivated specimens so the pressures on the wild population is reduced.
In cultivation you can expect your cycad to produce 2 leaves the first year from seed and the 2 - 4 each year after that. The distinctive short trunk begin will show after around 5 or 6 years. To produce your own seed (on quite old plants), you will need a male and female plant. The seeds are the size of a grape (perhaps even a little bigger).
Germinating the seeds is really easy and once the root appears and you pot the seedling up, you should have the first leaf a few weeks later.
Use as a temporary garden subject (in a pot) or a fascinating houseplant, sure to be a talking point as something that was once food for the dinosaurs!
Full instructions are included with every seed and plant purchase. You may elect to have these sent by email if you wish.Important Note for all Seeds and PlantsAll seeds sold are fresh and are stored in conditions suitable to promote the viability of that particular type of seed. All plants are guaranteed to be free from disease when supplied. Germinating seeds and growing plants are subject to many other factors including the conditions under which they are raised (including but not limited to: Light, moisture, soil, humidity) and the skill of the individual grower. As the vendor, such factors are completely outside of my control and all seeds and plants are supplied on this basis.

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  1. Dioon edule

    Posted by Ann from Argentina 5 years ago

    Truly easy to grow! They are now peeping through the earth in their pots!

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