Slow growing evergreen shrub with a single unbranched trunk up to 40 cm in diameter and up to 1.5 m high. The leaves are gray-green, with a serrated edge. These stiff, taped leaves radiate in all directions from the center of the top of the plant, giving a spherical appearance to the leaf mass
The sotol drink is made from Dasylirion wheeleri.
It was used by the inhabitants of the region for food and fiber. The flower stem can be used as a fire producer.
The name desert spoon refers to the basal end of the leaves, concave.
Very suitable for dry Mediterranean or subtropical gardens as isolated specimens or in groups of 3 or 4 specimens. Ideally suited as a terrace or tub plant, especially in cold and humid climates, because we can protect them in winter
Scientific Name: Dasylirion wheeleri
Common name: Spoon flower, desert spoon, common sotol
Origin: Mexico and the southwestern United States
Irrigation: Constant moisture, does not support drought or waterlogging
Hardiness: down to -15 ° C