dioon of some sort

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This puppy has been sitting around here for three years or so with just one lonely fron to its name. I have since added a drainage enhancer to the soil so that I can water more often without rotting roots and Voila; it is flushing, though with just one fron; a sure sign of trauma. Hopefully it's also a sign that something is right of a sudden.

These first 2 pics show the flush on 5/15/2017, 3 days ago

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As you can see, it is VERY fuzzy with almost no definition, is tormentose the right word?

the next pic shows the caudex

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and now the flush tonigh, 3 days later.

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Notice that there is now some definition through the fuzz

and now the old fron, in the back, that has lasted these three years

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I'm pretty sure that it is a dioon, but mejiae, spinulosum or edule???

Can you tell at this point?

Thanks

 

Richard

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Looks like edule to me. Most Dioon dont like a lot of water so I wouldnt worry about watering it more. Better drainage is always good though. 

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3 hours ago, Brian said:

Looks like edule to me. Most Dioon dont like a lot of water so I wouldnt worry about watering it more. Better drainage is always good though. 

The fronds now display a brownish tint which I take to indicate Dioon Edule as opposed to Dioon Edule var Palma Sola. Thanks for the ID.

 

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