Plant Care Common Sotol

Common Sotol

Also known as

Desert spoon, Spoon flower and Sotol


Dasylirion wheeleri

How to care for Common Sotol


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.

Calculate water needs of Common Sotol

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Common Sotol in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Sotol: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Sotol love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Sotol does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Sotol in your home 🏡.


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.

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Care Summary for Common Sotol

Common Sotol

Common Sotol

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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