Dasylirion longissimum


Description: 

Native to Southeast Mexico. Also known Mexican grass tree or "Junquillo". Stemless xerophyte with swollen base, to 9 feet high, forming dense bundle of narrow-linear, stiffly erect olive green leaves without ribs, 3 feet or more long. Inflorescence a narrow cluster of small whitish flowers. Arid-Subtropical.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
8b-11
Family: 
Liliaceae
Flower : 
white to yellow
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Sun to Partial Shade
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Little to Moderate
Speed of Growth: 
slow
Mature Height: 
12 ft
Mature Width: 
8 ft
Latin Name: 
Dasylirion longissimum
Common Name: 
Grass Palm

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