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Dasylirion wheeleri (Grey Desert Spoon, Sotol)

Dasylirion wheeleri
Grey Desert Spoon, Sotol

Long-lived and low-maintenance, this tough plant is native from 2000 to 6000 feet in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. It slowly forms a dense rosette of leathery silver-blue leaves with hooks along the margins. Over time it develops a short stout trunk. The tall narrow flower spikes carry small tan blooms. Plant in full sun or reflected heat, and provide good drainage.

Plant Type Native, Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Tan
Flower Season Summer
Growth Rate Moderate, Slow
Height 3' - 5' (ft)
Spread 4' - 5' (ft)
Spacing 60" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rabbit, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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