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PlantFiles: Green Sotol
Dasylirion leiophyllum

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Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Dasylirion (das-il-LIR-ee-on) (Info)
Species: leiophyllum (lay-oh-FIL-lum) (Info)

Synonym:Dasylirion heteracanthum
Synonym:Dasylirion stewartii

Category:
Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Apr 2, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Not sure how this differs from Dasylirion texanum... this is a green, cold tolerant spiny-leaf plant native to southern Texas... it looks like Dasylirion wheeleri only larger and no twists to the leaves. Flowers up to 20' tall.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Marino, California



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