Plant Care Common sotol

Common sotol

Also known as

Desert spoon, Spoon flower and Sotol

Taxonomy

Dasylirion wheeleri
Dasylirion
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Common sotol

Water

How often to water your Common sotol

Water needs for Common sotol
0.5 cups
every 9

Common sotol 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Common sotol in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common sotol: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Common sotol may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Common sotol

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common sotol: 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 Common sotol after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Common sotol

Common sotol


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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