Plant Care Dasylirion Wheeleri

Dasylirion Wheeleri

Also known as

Common Sotol, Common Sotol, Desert spoon, Spoon flower and Sotol


Dasylirion wheeleri

How to care for Dasylirion Wheeleri


How often to water your Dasylirion Wheeleri

Water needs for Dasylirion Wheeleri
0.5 cups
every 9

Dasylirion Wheeleri needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dasylirion Wheeleri

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Sotol in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dasylirion Wheeleri: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dasylirion Wheeleri love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dasylirion Wheeleri does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Dasylirion Wheeleri

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dasylirion Wheeleri: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dasylirion Wheeleri after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Dasylirion Wheeleri

Dasylirion Wheeleri

Dasylirion Wheeleri

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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