Talk about texture! The Mexican Grass Tree adds beauty and texture to the landscape with its numerous, long, narrow leaves that shimmer in the breeze and the light.
Dasylirion longissimum may look like a large grass but the very thin grey-green leaves are rigid and long, measuring 4-6 ft. by ¼ inch wide. The wiry leaves radiate symmetrically outward from the crown for a finely textured sculptural appearance that fits perfectly in a mid-century modern garden design, desert garden, or even a formal garden. Exceptional in either xeric or tropical landscapes, this amazing accent plant is also mesmerizing in containers.
Over time, Dasylirion longissimum will slowly develop a large woody trunk that reaches 10 ft. tall with a 6-8 ft. crown. Creamy white flowers on 10 ft. tall flower spikes appear on older, mature plants in summer but may not flower every year.
The Mexican Grass Tree is a long-lived, dense-leaved, evergreen succulent that tolerates heat and drought and requires little maintenance, just be sure to plant with enough space for it to reach its full size.
Add grace and symmetry to your garden today with Dasylirion longissimum. The architectural appeal of this fascinating, finely textured Mexican Grass Tree is sure to be a favorite in your landscape.