Dasylirion acrotricheItem #4411 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 10
This architectural plant develops a short, thick trunk with a large rosette of long, narrow, finely toothed, sea green blades. Each leaf ends in a soft wisp of fibers. Creamy white flowers appear in a showy plume that towers above the plant when it matures. This drought tolerant native of Central Mexico adapts well to desert regions and warm, dry summer climates. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Mature rosettes 4 to 7 ft. tall and wide on 3 to 4 ft. trunk; flowers 10 ft. tall.Key Feature:Patio Container PlantBlooms:Blooms in summer, once plant has reached maturity.Landscape Uses:
- DetailDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Mature rosettes 4 to 7 ft. tall and wide on 3 to 4 ft. trunk; flowers 10 ft. tall.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Blooms in summer, once plant has reached maturity.Flower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsAloe (Aloe); Cactus (Opuntia); Agave (Agave); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Yucca (Yucca); Barrel Cactus (Echinocactus)
- CareCare InformationProvide average to lean, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water deeply and infrequently during summer months. Avoid excess winter moisture. Prune during cool months as needed.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.