Green Sotol

Dasylirion acrotriche

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.
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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Average Size at MaturityMature rosettes 4 to 7 ft. tall and wide on 3 to 4 ft. trunk; flowers 10 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeBlooms in summer, once plant has reached maturity.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsAloe (Aloe); Cactus (Opuntia); Agave (Agave); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Yucca (Yucca); Barrel Cactus (Echinocactus)

Provide 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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