So, I have done some homework and have researched mature sizes of the plants that I have here at The Tropical Paradise. And, of course, my biggest concern is for the cycads, like the one pictured, a Dioon spinulosum.
According to my calculations, this plant will have room to grow to its mature size. The trunks on these plants don't get terribly wide, so there will be room next to the house as there is a good three feet from the wall. Of course, it will always need shade, but the olive tree that it sits under will grow right along with it.
|Dioon spinulosum in Los Angeles.|
The largest cycad in the United States.
The other cycads around it, even though they are smaller and slower-growing, I will need to *thin out* and move in about thirty or forty years. But this plant can stay. I see no reason why it can't grow to its full potential. It's in a good place.