Palms and cycads
In general, these Mexican and Central American cycads resemble Cycas revoluta and take the same culture. Dioons are more tender, even slower growing, and less frequently sold.
Very slow growing. Eventually forms a cylindrical trunk 6–10 in. wide, 3 ft. high. Leaves are spreading, slightly arching, 3–5 ft. long; made of many smooth-edged leaflets (sometimes toothed at tips on young plants). Leaves on young plants are dusty blue green, soft, feathery; those of mature plants are shiny, darker green, more rigid.
These annual and perennial plants are grown as herbal remedies and for culinary use.
All of these odd-looking plants have decorative stems, but those of P. macrocarpus are bare m...
Small genus of plants from sunny, moist areas in South America. Species include a spreading mound and ...