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Green Desert Spoon

Green Desert Spoon

Regular price $24.20 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Flower Color: green
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Green Desert Spoon, scientifically known as Dasylirion acrotrichum, is a striking succulent shrub native to the arid regions of Northern Mexico. It is part of the Asparagaceae family and is prized for its architectural form, drought tolerance, and unique foliage, making it a standout addition to xeriscapes, desert gardens, and modern landscapes.

Growing to about 3 to 6 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide, the Green Desert Spoon forms a dense rosette of long, slender leaves that radiate from a central point, creating a sculptural, fountain-like appearance. The leaves are green and feature small teeth along the edges, giving the plant texture and interest. Mature plants can produce a tall flower spike that extends well above the foliage, bearing small, creamy-white flowers that are attractive to bees and other pollinators.

Adapted to full sun, Dasylirion acrotrichum thrives in well-draining soil and is exceptionally drought-tolerant once established, requiring minimal supplemental watering. Its ability to withstand extreme heat, full sun, and periods of drought makes it an ideal choice for water-wise landscaping projects and for gardeners looking to reduce their water usage.

In landscaping, the Green Desert Spoon is often used as a specimen plant, in rock gardens, or as part of a succulent collection. Its dramatic form and low water requirements make it suitable for creating focal points in the garden, and it can also be used in large containers for patios, decks, and entryways.

Overall, the Green Desert Spoon is a versatile and attractive succulent shrub, ideal for adding architectural interest and texture to dry, sunny areas. Its ease of care, drought tolerance, and striking appearance make it a favored choice for gardeners and landscape designers seeking to incorporate sustainable and visually impactful plants into their outdoor spaces.

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