Recommended Texas Native Succulent/Semi-succulents Many of the following succulent or semi-succulent plants take considerable time to reach mature size. As a consequence, they are seldom nursery grown to large sizes and mature specimens are most often collected in the wild to provide larger plants for landscaping purposes. To avoid contributing to this practice, only nursery-grown stock, or plants verifiably salvaged from land development activities or recycled from other landscapes should be accepted when purchasing landscape plants.
*indicates plant native to El Paso County
Common Name Available? Agave havardiana Chisos Agave seldom Agave lechuguilla* Shin Dagger usually Agave neomexicana* New Mexico Agave sometimes Agave palmeri Palmer Agave usually Agave parryi Parry Agave usually Dasylirion. leiophyllum* Smooth Sotol, Desert Candle seldom Dasylirion texanum Green Sotol usually Dasylirion wheeleri* Grey Sotol, Desert Spoon usually Ferocactus wislizenii* Barrel Cactus sometimes Fouquieria spendens* Ocotillo sometimes Hesperaloe funifera Giant Hesperaloe usually Hesperaloe parviflora Red Hesperaloe/Yucca usually Manfreda maculosa Texas Tuberose usually Nolina erumpens Sand Beargrass seldom Nolina microcarpa Littleseed Beargrass usually Nolina texana* Texas Sacahusita sometimes Opuntia engelmannii* Englemann's Prickly Pear usually Opuntia macrocentra* Longspine Prickly Pear usually Opuntia violaceae var. santa-rita Purple Prickly Pear usually Opuntia imbricata* Tree Cholla usually Opuntia spinosior Cane Cholla usually Yucca baccata* Datil, Banana Yucca usually Yucca elata* Soaptree Yucca usually Yucca faxoniana Giant Yucca seldom Yucca rigida Blue Yucca usually Yucca schotti Mountain Yucca usually Yucca thompsoniana Thompson Yucca usually Yucca torreyi* Shaggy Yucca usually
Ornamentals for Far West Texas Index