Dioon edule "Palma Sola",
a variant within the Dioon edule
complex from Mexico, may be its own subspecies. Within the Dioon edule
complex, Dioon edule
is faster growing and larger in nearly every way--Its mature overall plant size of is more substantial
(up to 6 feet tall), the leaf width and spacing are greater (up to 3 feet long leaves), and its seed cone is more sizeable than other Dioon edule
variants. Its distinctive stiff and comb-like bluish green leaves are significantly more keeled (V-shaped) than other plants in
the complex, making this perhaps the most impressive Dioon
in the Dioon edule
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Dioon edule "Palma Sola"
grows well in both container and garden. Good drainage is important for this plant. All Dioon edule
variants are sun-loving plants, popular
for their heat and cold tolerance, and their attractive, stiff, blue-green to gray-green colored leaves. They grow well in part to full sun.