Texas Sotol (Dasylirion texanum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Plant Height: 1.5 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: Very small
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Inflorescence Height: 8 feet
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Stem
Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Dioecious

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Location: Fort Worth StockyardsDate: 2014-05-21
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Location: San Antonio, TXDate: February 08 2005
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Location: Fort Worth StockyardsDate: 2014-05-21
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sotol (Dasylirion sp.), not yucca by growitall May 29, 2014 11:47 PM 1
Bird Photos, April 2017 by mellielong May 4, 2017 9:27 AM 310
Texas Wildflowers by jmorth Jun 23, 2016 8:43 PM 132

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