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Dasylirion texanum/Texas Sotol

Dasylirion texanum / Dasylirion texanum
Terminal mass of a mature specimen
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Terminal mass of a mature specimen

Young plant

Towering floral spike on a mature plant near San Antonio

Close-up section of a flower stalk

Young plant showing the small spines on leaf margins

Close-up of flowers on old specimen

Young plant in a planter

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Scientific Name: Dasylirion texanum
Common Name: Texas Sotol
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: This is a yucca-like plant well adapted to hot, dry landscapes, especially xeriscapes where water stress is a part of the plantings. It blooms very infrequently, and once it blooms the parent plant dies.