Desert Spoon

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Desert Spoon, scientifically known as Dasylirion wheeleri, is a distinctive and visually striking succulent native to the arid regions of the southwestern United States and Mexico. This evergreen plant is characterized by its rosette of long, narrow, and rigid leaves, which are typically armed with sharp teeth along the margins, creating a dramatic and sculptural appearance. The leaves are gray-green or bluish-gray, providing a striking contrast in xeriscape gardens. Desert Spoon is well-adapted to arid environments, thriving in well-draining, sandy soils and full sunlight. The plant is known for its resilience, drought tolerance, and minimal maintenance requirements. In addition to its ornamental value, mature Desert Spoons may produce a tall flower spike adorned with small, creamy flowers. With its unique form and adaptability to dry landscapes, Desert Spoon is a popular choice for those seeking a low-maintenance and visually appealing succulent for their gardens or xeriscape designs.

Botanical Name  

Dasylirion wheeleri

Also Known As  

Spoon flower | sotol | Common sotol | Spoon Yucca | 猬丝兰


Plant Type  
Native From  
USDA Zone  

Light Needs  
Watering Needs  
Life Cycle  
Avg. Mature Size  
Growth Rate  
Bloom Time  
Flower Color  

Mexico, North America
8 - 11
Full Sun
4' Tall and 3' Wide


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