Scientific Name: 
Dasylirion spp.

Common Name: 
Mexican Grass Tree, Desert Spoon


How is this plant unsafe?

How do you plant safely?


  • Some plants in this family have pointed leaf tips while others have many spines.
  • Note how large the plant grows and plant it a safe distance away from sidewalks and paths.
  • Use caution when working with this plant and consider wearing protective clothing such as long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes and eye protection.
  • Supervise pets and children playing near this plant. There are many species, cultivars and varieties of this plant available in the nursery trade, caution should be used with all types.