This is an impressive cycad. It is large growing and dramatic. It is easy to grow. It is one of my fastest growing species. Great plant for a beginner. I can't say enough good things about this species. These are extra large 5 gallon plants. The caudex size is 3"-5". For Pick Up: First sign into your account then go to your shopping cart, under "View Cart" go to the shipping drop down menu and choose 'Pick Up' so you will not be charged for shipping. Under "Special Instructions" on the last check out page let us know when you will be picking up your plant.