Plant Care Dioon edule

Dioon edule

About Dioon edule

Dioon edule is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Dioon edule belongs to the Dioon genus, and is native to Mexico.

Taxonomy

Dioon edule
Dioon
Zamiaceae
Cycadales

How to care for Dioon edule

💦 Water

How often to water your Dioon edule

Water needs for Dioon edule
0.5 cups
every 9

Dioon edule needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dioon edule

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for None in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dioon edule: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dioon edule love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dioon edule does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dioon edule in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dioon edule

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dioon edule: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dioon edule after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Dioon edule is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing None →

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💦 Water Needs

Dioon edule prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dioon edule requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Dioon edule grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune None →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Dioon edule can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

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🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Dioon edule

Dioon edule

Dioon edule


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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