Thursday, July 3, 2008
Dioon spinulosum Gum Palm- The Giant Dioon Palm (technically a cycad) is a large, attractive and easily grown plant. The Gum Palm has shiny, stiff, light to bright green leaves that grow in an upright nest shape. It is the largest of the American cycads and is known to grow up to 50 feet high in nature-in the rocky, limestone evergreen forests of tropical Mexico. Despite the soft look of the The Giant Dioon , or Gum Palm the leaves are very spiny and can leave small welts that itch for a few hours after contact.