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Dasylirion glaucophyllum Zaragoza 50-60cm

Dasylirion glaucophyllum Zaragoza 50-60cm

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Product Description

Dasylirion glaucophyllum is a distinctive and attractive succulent plant native to the Chihuahuan Desert in northern Mexico. Commonly known as Blue Sotol or Desert Spoon, this evergreen succulent belongs to the Asparagaceae family. It is known for its striking rosette of long, narrow, blue-green leaves with serrated edges. Blue Sotol is particularly noted for its architectural beauty and is often used in xeriscaping, rock gardens, and arid landscaping due to its unique form and drought tolerance.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Blue Sotol thrives in arid and semi-arid climates. It is well-suited to USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 10, where it can endure hot, dry summers and cold winters.

  2. Sunlight: Plant Dasylirion glaucophyllum 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: Blue 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 tidy 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, Blue Sotol does not require heavy fertilization. If your 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 typically resistant to common pests and diseases. Nonetheless, monitor for succulent pests like mealybugs or scale insects and address any infestations promptly.

  9. Propagation: You can propagate Dasylirion glaucophyllum 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: Blue Sotol is a popular choice for xeriscaping, rock gardens, and desert-themed landscapes due to its distinctive appearance and hardiness. It can serve as a focal point or be used in group plantings to infuse a touch of desert allure into your garden.

Dasylirion glaucophyllum 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 Blue Sotol in your outdoor space while promoting water conservation and sustainability.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

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: 50-60cm

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