Regular price $35.00

Water & Light Plant Shop's Dioon (Edule) Plant. Beautiful, hard to say, and hard to find, unless you're looking at our website. Free shipping on all orders.

Dioon edule is native to Central America and Mexico, and loves a hot, dry, sunny corner. A member of the cycad family, dioon edule is similar to the sago palm but harder to find. The plant can grow to palm tree height with the right conditions and makes for an excellent corner piece.

Our 14-18" tall dioon edule has been grown by a local Florida family nursery specializing in cycads and palm trees for two generations. A member of the Florida Nursery, Grower, and Landscape Association, the brother growers have been instrumental in creating a seed bank in Southern Florida of rare and endangered species. The company's knowledge extends beyond palms and cycads; a visit to their nursery is truly a special trip. 

  • 2" grower's cone or 6" terra cotta pot. Recommend transplanting immediately open arrival if ordering grower's cone, or after 1-2 years into a vessel 1-2 inches larger if ordering terra cotta. Use regular potting mix.
  • Check leaves and stalks for pests every 1-2 weeks. For more information on the importance of cleaning leaves, read our guide here.
  • If pests are found, remove with damp paper towel and use a mild organic pesticide in a spray bottle to coat the affected areas. More information on common pest problems can be found here.
  • Toxic to pets, contact your veterinarian in the event that sap, leaves, or any part of plant is ingested.
  • Water thoroughly once every 7-10 days and avoid overwatering. You can read some fundamental rules of watering here
  • High indirect to direct light, avoid windows as they amplify the sun's intensity and create heat that may damage plant.You can find our plant placement guidelines here

For an overview on how we ship plants to you, see our guide hereAll items are shipped from Florida on Mondays or Tuesdays to allow for maximum continuous transit time while avoiding time spent sitting in warehouses, trucks, or other distribution points over the weekend. Depending on your location and the weather conditions across the country, we may be forced to hold on shipping until conditions improve as we have had items freeze while sitting in Chicago for four days and get delayed due to heavy holiday volume (Mother's Day, Christmas, etc.).  We will make every attempt to ship your item promptly on the very next Monday or Tuesday given that there are no anomalies in shipping conditions.

Items received in a damaged condition will be refunded immediately as we investigate the cause of the issue with the shipper.  Returns will not be accepted, please dispose of any unusable items after they have been refunded.