This is standard Dioon edule species. Very easy to grow. A great starter plant for beginers. Great container plant. Drought resistant. These plants are extra large with caudex sizes over 3"! It takes many years to get to this size, however growth will be fast from now on. Shipped plant will be bare rooted and packed in sphagnum moss. 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.