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Nolina nelsonii

In the Nolina genus are two species of evergreen perennials in the agave family with thick, corky bark that makes them drought resistant. Leaves are long, narrow, and tough. Older plants will flower, producing small, creamy white blooms on tall spikes. Native Americans use the foliage to weave baskets.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsNative to the southern U.S. Adapted to dry climates. Long, narrow, tough leaves.

CareNolina can be grown in the garden in warm, dry climates or in a greenhouse in cooler ones. Most are somewhat frost tolerant.

PropagationGrow from seed or offsets.


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