Dasylirion longissimum ~ Monrovia® Mexican Grass Tree-ServeScape
Dasylirion longissimum ~ Monrovia® Mexican Grass Tree-ServeScape
Dasylirion longissimum ~ Monrovia® Mexican Grass Tree-ServeScape
Dasylirion longissimum ~ Monrovia® Mexican Grass Tree-ServeScape

Monrovia® Mexican Grass Tree

Dasylirion longissimum


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The Mexican Grass Tree, is a captivating and visually striking plant native to Mexico. Also referred to as the Mexian Sotol or the Mexican Desert Spoon, this perennial beauty is sure to make a statement in any landscape.

With its unique and architectural form, the Mexican Grass Tree features a slowly growing rosette of long, slender, and gracefully arching leaves, and over time may develop a trunk-like structure, further enhancing its visual appeal.. These bluish-green leaves, which can grow up to an impressive 6 feet in length, have serrated edges that give them a spiky appearance. This distinctive foliage adds a touch of drama and elegance to the overall aesthetic.

In late spring or early summer, the Mexican Grass Tree produces tall flower spikes that can tower up to 12 feet in height. These spikes are adorned with numerous small, creamy-white flowers, attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies to the garden.

Thriving in full sun and well-draining soil, the Mexican Grass Tree is highly adaptable to various soil types, including sandy or rocky soils. Once established, it exhibits excellent drought tolerance and requires minimal watering, making it a low-maintenance addition to the landscape.

Type: 

Succulent

Origins:

Mexico

Height: 

4' - 6' (6-10' in flower)

Spread: 

4’ - 6'

Spacing: 

5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

8 - 10

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest: 

SummerYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Water regularly.  Prune as needed immediately after flowering.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersRock GardensXeriscape, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  AgaveYuccaBottlebrush

IMAGES: Photo by David J. Stang, Dasylirion longissimum 1zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Krzysztof Ziarnek, KenraizDasylirion longissimum kz02CC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Raffi Kojian, Gardenology-IMG 5222 hunt10marCC BY-SA 3.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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