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Dasylirion acrotrichum

Dasylirion acrotrichum

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Dasylirion acrotrichum, commonly known as Green Sotol or Desert Spoon, is a striking succulent plant native to Mexico. It belongs to the Asparagaceae family and is known for its distinctive rosette of long, slender, and rigid green leaves with serrated edges and sharp, terminal spines. Green Sotol is appreciated for its architectural beauty and is often used in xeriscaping and arid gardens as an ornamental focal point. It is a slow-growing and drought-tolerant plant.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Green Sotol thrives in arid and semi-arid climates. It is well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 11. It requires plenty of sunlight and warmth to grow successfully.

  2. Sunlight: Plant Dasylirion acrotrichum in a location that receives full sun. It requires at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and to maintain its compact shape.

  3. Soil: This succulent prefers well-draining, sandy or gravelly soil with a slightly alkaline to neutral pH. Ensure that the soil provides excellent drainage to prevent root rot.

  4. Watering: Green Sotol is drought-tolerant and does not require frequent watering once established. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of gravel or coarse sand around the base of the plant to help retain soil moisture and suppress weeds. Keep mulch away from the central rosette to prevent rot.

  6. Pruning: Prune away dead or damaged leaves as needed to maintain the plant's appearance. Avoid cutting into the central rosette, as this can harm the plant.

  7. Fertilization: Green Sotol typically does not require heavy fertilization. If the soil is nutrient-poor, you can apply a balanced, diluted succulent fertilizer in the spring or early summer.

  8. Pest and Disease: This succulent is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor for common succulent pests like mealybugs or scale insects, and treat any infestations promptly.

  9. Propagation: Dasylirion acrotrichum can be propagated from seeds or by dividing offsets (pups) from the parent plant. Seeds require scarification and can be sown in well-draining soil in the spring.

  10. Landscape Use: Green Sotol is often used in xeriscaping, rock gardens, and arid landscapes for its unique and sculptural appearance. It can be a focal point or used in group plantings, adding a touch of southwestern charm to your garden.

Green Sotol is a low-maintenance succulent that can add visual interest and a touch of the desert to your garden or landscape. By following these cultivation tips and providing the right growing conditions, you can enjoy the architectural beauty of Dasylirion acrotrichum in your outdoor space while conserving water and promoting sustainability.

PLANTS WILL BE SENT BARE ROOTS WITH NO SOIL AND POT

A phytosanitary certificate (for additional costs of €20,00) is necessary for export plants from Italy to ALL destinations out of EUROPEAN COMMUNITY.

Among which: United Kingdom Turkey, South America, USA, CanadaAustralia, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, etc.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 70-90cm

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