How to grow Dasylirion wheeleri

Dasylirion wheeleri grow and care – herbaceous succulent of the genus Dasylirion also known as Desert spoon, Dasylirion wheeleri perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, mediterranean or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-12.

Dasylirion wheeleri leaves

Leaves color green gray, the leaves are narrow and leaves grow in rosettes structure leaves sharp in the spear shape with spiny margin and create ball shape, the leaves break little bit in the edge to fibers and looks like hairs.

Flower color green-yellowish, the flowers grow in spike on stems and create shape like ice-pop.

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How to grow Dasylirion wheeleri growing and care:

More than 3C, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spiny leaves

Planting season:
All year (in cold place better not in the winter)

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Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom stems

Size of the plant?
1-2 m, 40-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

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General information about the flower
Green-yellowish flowers grows in spike on stems and creates shape like ice-pop.

Scientific name:

Dasylirion wheeleri

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