The Cryocone has developed its body to persist throughout the polar winters. Its stud has grown into a cone shape, and it has developed a spiral frond structure running up the cone, which increases its surface area with which to photosynthesize. It grows in a spiraling fashion and will retain its frond throughout winter. Reproduction is spore-based with spores being produced on the underside of the frond. The spores are released in spring to find other spores, fuse, and germinate into new Cryocones. They will grow through the summer and fall until the last bit of light and then go dormant over winter. It grows best in high-silicon environments as its silica structure is very large compared to the Cryocone's actual body.