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Palma de la Virgen
Scientific Name: Dioon edule Lindl.
Family: Zamiaceae
Palma de la Virgen (Dioon  edule) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 11-13,17,19-24
USDA: 9b-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 23F (-5C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in the hot desert

Sun Exposure: Sun or light shade

Origin: Mexico

Growth Habits: Very slow growing up to 3 to 12 feet tall (0.9-3.6 m), 4 feet spread (1.2 m) thick trunk

Watering Needs: Moderate to abundant water

Propagation: Seeds or offsets

The species name 'edule' refers to the edible seeds.

Cultural Practices:
Difficult to transplant

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

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