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Dasylirion cedrosanum 40-60cm

Dasylirion cedrosanum 40-60cm

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Dasylirion cedrosanum, commonly known as Cedrosan Sotol or Cedros Island Sotol, is a striking succulent plant native to the island of Cedros and nearby regions in Baja California, Mexico. This unique evergreen succulent is a member of the Asparagaceae family and is known for its rosette of long, slender, arching leaves with prominent serrated edges. Cedrosan Sotol stands out with its attractive blue-green foliage and distinctive form, making it a sought-after choice for xeriscaping and desert-themed gardens.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Cedrosan Sotol thrives in arid and semi-arid climates. It is well-suited to USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11, where it can endure hot, dry summers and mild winters.

  2. Sunlight: Plant Cedros Island Sotol 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. Excellent drainage is essential to prevent root rot.

  4. Watering: Cedrosan Sotol is drought-tolerant and does not require frequent watering once it's established. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to completely dry out between waterings. Overwatering should be avoided.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of gravel or coarse sand around the base of the plant to help conserve soil moisture, control weeds, and maintain a neat appearance. Ensure the mulch is not in direct contact with the central rosette to prevent rot.

  6. Pruning: Prune away dead or damaged leaves as needed to preserve the plant's aesthetics. Avoid cutting into the central rosette to prevent harm.

  7. Fertilization: Generally, Cedrosan Sotol does not require heavy fertilization. If your soil lacks nutrients, you can apply a balanced, diluted succulent fertilizer in the spring or early summer.

  8. Pest and Disease: This succulent is typically resistant to common pests and diseases. Nonetheless, keep an eye out for succulent pests like mealybugs or scale insects, and address any infestations promptly.

  9. Propagation: You can propagate Cedros Island Sotol from seeds or by removing offsets (pups) from the parent plant. Seeds may require scarification and can be sown in well-draining soil in the spring.

  10. Landscape Use: Cedrosan Sotol is a fantastic choice for xeriscaping, rock gardens, and desert-themed landscapes. Its distinctive appearance and hardiness make it an ideal focal point or an addition to group plantings, imbuing a touch of desert allure into your garden.

Dasylirion cedrosanum is a low-maintenance and visually captivating succulent that can introduce a unique element of beauty and ruggedness to your garden or landscape. By following these cultivation tips and providing the appropriate growing conditions, you can appreciate the exceptional allure of Cedrosan Sotol in your outdoor space while promoting water conservation and sustainability.

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: 40-60cm

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