Dasylirion serratifolium

Sandaper Sotol

Dasylirion serratifolium, known as Serrated Dasylirion, is a striking succulent characterised by its rosette of narrow, serrated leaves. Native to Mexico, it thrives in arid environments, showcasing gray-green foliage with serrated edges, offering an eye-catching, spiky appearance.

Perfect for exposed and coastal locations, this is a resilient and low-maintenance choice for xeriscaping or arid garden landscapes.

Expert Tip

These plants can tolerate sub-zero temperatures when kept dry. Be sure to give them very sharp drainage and cover with horticultural fleece during cold snaps.

Did you know?

Dasylirion are part of the Asparagaceae plant family and when the flower stem emerges it does indeed look like a giant stick of asparagus!
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Dasylirion serratifolium, commonly known as Serrated Dasylirion or Serrated Sotol, thrives in well-drained soil and needs the sunniest, warmest spot you can give it. This striking succulent grows slowly to heights of 1.5 metres. Minimal watering is sufficient once established, as it is highly drought-tolerant and the plant requires little pruning apart from removing dead leaves.

When the plant is old enough to flower, the giant flower stem can quickly reach heights of 4+ metres!

This plant’s unique, spiky foliage and resilience make it an excellent choice for xeriscaping or as a striking focal point in arid or desert-themed landscapes.


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