A rare & stunning architectural focal pointor sophisticated container specimen, this surprisingly HARDY Mexican native related to Agaves & Yuccas creates a. Description. Just about all arid plants are very low fuss plants that have fairly simple requirements. The most fundamental of these is that the medium in which . Professional infos and care tips: order Dasylirion serratifolium at FLORA TOSKANA: +great assortment +buy quality +20 experience in shipping plants.

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It is often cultivation as an ornamental in other places, including in Europe.

It grows in arid regions in rocky slopes and in shrubby woodland associated with Yucca periculosaAgave salmiana and Nolina longifolia. Dasylirion serratifolium is a subacaulescent Yucca-like plant that forms serrtaifolium hemispherical rosettes of leaves up to cm in height and diameter.

These rosettes are perfectly symmetrical. The leaves are narrow, prominently serrate, and armed with flexible prickles.

The tips of which are fanned out to wide brushes. Very short and stocky, large, solitary or sometimes branched at the base, woody, felted with old leaves. It develops only after several years when mature. Margins serrated hooked, deep yellow spines, directed upwards, mm long, irregularly arranged or even 20 mm Apart.


Apex fibrous juast at the juvenile stage. Stalk woody m high, inflorescence ample, loose, narrow, red to purple. Small very numerous, spaced, cream-coloured.

Dasylirion serratifolium – Desert Spoon

Quadrately round-obovate, broadly winged, mm long and -8 mm wide, the style equaling the narrow rather deep notch. The capsules contain a single seed.

Summer In habitat the flowering period extends from June to July Seed: Triangular mm long and mm wide. It is similar to the more northern occurring Dasylirion lucidumbut differences sertatifolium flower and leaf structure are evident.

Dasylirion serratifolium

This plant seratifolium also similar to Dasylirion wheeleri except the terminus of the leaf blade is bent over; whereas that of wheeleri curls. In cultivation the name D. The Sandpaper sotols Dasylirion longissimum are slow growing, carefree and durable plant. This species is highly tolerant of drought and heat.

Dasylirion serratifolium

It is equal in many respects to the commonly used Yucca filamentosa except that it does not possess quite the same degree of hardiness. Provide little or no water in winter.

Treat like a succulent. However, they grow faster if watered well don’t water the crown, though they rot dssylirion.

serratofolium In the garden they should be placed in a sunny, well-drained area with additional summer water in dry climates. They thrive best in full sun, but can be grown with some shade and humidity, but may become leggy. These make great specimen plants for xeriscape gardens and blend well in either tropical or arid gardens with YuccaNolinaAgave and Chamaerops. Small plants are relatively inexpensive, but larger ones are a fortune. These make excellent potted specimens, and their symmetrical form provides a striking focal point, ans display wonderful shadows when illuminated by night lighting.


Hardy Palms > Dasylirion serratifolium

Leaves of this plant are used in popular culture to make baskets, hats and strings. Sandpaper sotol and some other plants dsylirion the same family are used in making a liqueur called Sotol.

Plant in very fast draining soil. It is adapted to a hot, dry environment, but has some tolerance to moisture and humidity when planted in a very well-draining soil. Plants in containers can be taken under glass for winter. When the trunk is pruned of the older, lower leaves, the remaining leaf bases create a beautiful symmetrical spiral leaf-base pattern.

Easy to propagate from seeds or cuttings If available.

Dasylirion serratifolium Photo by: See all synonyms of Dasylirion serratifolium. Back to Dasylirion index. Back to Agavaceae index. Back to Succulents Encyclopedia index.