Dasylirion wheeleri
Plants of the Southwest

Dasylirion wheeleri

Sotol or Desert Spoon

Sotol or Desert Spoon has ribbon-like leaves to 3 ft. edged with hooked thorns. Creamy white flowers in May and June on a spike that can grow to 12 ft. and looks wonderful all season. Pulling off leaves at the base gives you the "desert spoon." Sow in spring. Zones 6-9.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 6789


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