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.Dioon edule
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.
South American natives often confused with plants in the genus Datura (low-growing, herbaceou...
Fast growing to 10–12 ft. tall and wide; dull green leaves to 1 ft. long. Sweet-scented, 8&ndash...
The most treelike species, to 15 ft. tall and wide. Very large (15-in.) flowers are a peachy apricot c...