The Palm Dioon (Dioon spinulosum) is a species of plant in the family Arecaceae. It is found in Mexico and Central America. It is a slow-growing, evergreen plant that can reach a height of up to 15 meters (49 feet). The leaves are pinnate, with up to 40 pairs of narrow, spiny leaflets. The flowers are yellowish-white, and are borne in inflorescence that emerge from the leaf axils. The fruit is a black, drupe-like berry.
-The Palm Dioon is a slow-growing, evergreen plant that can reach a height of up to 15 meters (49 feet).
-The leaves are pinnate, with up to 40 pairs of narrow, spiny leaflets.
-The flowers are yellowish-white, and are borne in inflorescence that emerge from the leaf axils.
-The fruit is a black, drupe-like berry.
The Palm Dioon requires little to moderate water, and can tolerate some drought. It should be watered regularly, however, to keep the soil moist but not soggy. The Palm Dioon prefers full sun to partial shade, and will do best in an area that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight per day.
The Palm Dioon is not particular about soil, and will do well in most types of well-drained soil. It is important, however, that the soil not be allowed to dry out completely.
The Dioon spinulosum is propagated by seed. The seeds should be sown in a well-drained, sandy soil, and kept moist until they germinate. Once they have germinated, the seedlings should be transplanted into individual pots.
The Dioon spinulosum can be used as an accent plant in the landscape, or in mass plantings. It is also well suited for use as a container plant.
Pest and Disease:
The Dioon spinulosum is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, it can be susceptible to scale and mealybugs.