When I planted it, a couple of weeks ago, I dug a nice deep hole and filled it with fast-draining potting soil. I mix in some volcanic pumice, or you can use vermiculite, or you can just buy a bag of potting soil that is made for cactus. I also put in some slow-release fertilizer (Osmocote) and stuck a couple of those houseplant spikes around the edges. They are slow release, too.
This is the Phoenix, Arizona area, so I found a nice shady place for this plant (this is only very early morning light). It has a dedicated watering spray from the automatic system, and it gets mist from at least two different misting heads. It's got plenty of room to spread out, and it will. You don't want to make the mistake of planting too close to the edge! This plant will have a good three feet in each direction to spread out.
|Dioon edule cycad|