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.


Dioon edule

How to care for Dioon edule


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

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Dioon edule

Dioon edule

Dioon edule

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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