Plant Care Desert Spoon

Desert Spoon

Also known as

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


Dasylirion wheeleri

How to care for Desert Spoon


How often to water your Desert Spoon

Water needs for Desert Spoon
0.5 cups
every 9

Desert Spoon 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 Desert Spoon

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Sotol in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Desert Spoon: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Desert Spoon love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Desert Spoon does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Desert Spoon

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
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Care Summary for Desert Spoon

Desert Spoon

Desert Spoon

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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