Bulletproof Plants // Sotol (Dasylirion sp.)


HOW TO USE IT:

Specimen. Can be used in mass in large landscapes. Companion plants include agaves, Leucophyllum sp., Bulbine frutescens, and ornamental grasses.

EXPOSURE:
Full Sun

SPECIES:
Dasylirion wheeleri (Grey Sotol)
Dasylirion texanum (Green Sotol)
Dasylirion longissimum (Toothless Sotol)

MAINTENANCE:
Remove dead flower stalk in the fall.

SUMMARY:
This is one tough species. Striking in the landscape and a great choices for rock gardens. Tolerates reflected heat. Long-lived but requires well-drained soil to prevent rot. Take caution when planting next to pathways as both Dasylirion wheeleri and Dasylirion texanum have sharp “teeth”. Leave plenty of room to allow this dramatic specimen to stand out in the landscape.

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