Desert spoon has long, narrow, serrated, bluish green leaves that radiate in all directions forming a dramatic succulent sphere. Though slow-growing it can form a trunk with time. The tall flowering stem towers over mature plants with white flowers on male plants and purple-pink flowers on female plants. A drink called sotol is made from the desert spoon by the native desert peoples.
Common Name: Desert Spoon
Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 8-11
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Arid environments of northern Mexico, in Chihuahua and Sonora and in the southwestern United States, in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, and also in New Mexico and Texas.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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