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Dasylirion wheeleri

Grey Desert Spoon, Sotol

Long-lived and low-maintenance, this tough plant is native from 3000 to 6000 feet in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. It slowly forms a dense rosette of leathery silver-blue leaves with hooks along the margins. Over time it develops a short stout trunk. The tall narrow flower spikes carry small tan blooms. Plant in full sun or reflected heat, and provide good drainage.