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Mexican Grass Tree

 

This succulent makes a stunning desert specimen with its stiff narrow grass-like leaves radiating from a central trunk that hugs the ground for many years but can slowly and eventually grow 6-15 feet high. On mature plants white flowers will emerge from reddish buds on a nine foot tall spike.

Dasylirion longissimum (D. quadrangulatum)(D. longissima)

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Smooth-edged, stiff

Leaf shape : Narrow; grass-like

Leaf color : Green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Bell-shaped

Flower color : Cream

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 5 ft.

Average size maturity height : 5 ft.

Growth rate : Slow

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 30 to 35 F( Z10a)

Sunset zone : 12-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes