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


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

the next pic shows the caudex


and now the flush tonigh, 3 days later.


Notice that there is now some definition through the fuzz

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


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

Can you tell at this point?





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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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