The Dasylirion longissimum is a dramatic, rare and highly sought after plant, related to the Yucca and Agave. Slow growing and evergreen with thin, grass like leaves with no spines. As it matures it slowly forms a thick beautifully scared trunk. Resistant to drought and extreme weather conditions. This is a exceptionally beautiful and imposing plant.
Latin Name: Dasylirion Longissimum. Dasylirion Quadrangulatum
Common Name: Mexican Grass Tree, Toothless Sotol, Beargrass
Native to: Northeast Mexico.
Hardiness: Hardy down to around -8 or lower.
Growth Characteristics: Slow growing, evergreen. Long, thin grass-like leaves. Beautifully scared trunk. Classed as a succulent. Tolerates coastal positions.
Sunlight: Full sun/partial shade.
Exposure: Resistant to drought.
Soil: Well drained soil. Gritty
Moisture: Water sparingly. do not water in winter.