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Smooth-edged Desert Spoon

Smooth-edged Desert Spoon

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


Smooth-edged Desert Spoon is an evergreen, rosette-forming succulent known for its architectural form and adaptability to harsh environments. It's a popular choice in xeriscaping and desert-themed gardens due to its drought tolerance and unique appearance.

The most notable feature of this plant is its rosette of long, slender leaves. Unlike other species in the Dasylirion genus, the leaves of the Smooth-edged Desert Spoon are smooth along the edges, making it safer and more comfortable to plant near pedestrian areas. The leaves are a striking blue-green color and radiate from the center of the plant, creating a spherical form that resembles a large, open spoon.

During the summer, the Smooth-edged Desert Spoon can produce a tall, spectacular flower stalk, rising well above the foliage and bearing small, creamy-white flowers. This stalk can reach heights of up to 15 feet (4.5 meters) and is a magnet for various pollinators, including bees and butterflies.

The plant is well-suited to rock gardens, dry riverbeds, and as a focal point in drought-tolerant landscapes. Its striking form and color provide contrast and interest in a variety of garden settings.

In terms of care, the Smooth-edged Desert Spoon is low-maintenance. It thrives in well-drained soils and requires minimal water once established. It's also relatively slow-growing, which reduces the need for frequent pruning or repotting.

Overall, the Smooth-edged Desert Spoon is valued for its ornamental appeal, ease of care, and suitability for water-wise gardens. Its unique form and adaptability to challenging growing conditions make it a standout choice for gardeners in arid and semi-arid regions.

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