Full sun-light shade; moderate water. Forms a near spherical clump 3-5ft high, 4-5ft wide. Spiky, toothed margins, bluish gray leaves to 3ft long. Leaves slowly form a trunk to 3ft tall, covered with dried, drooping shag of old leaves. Base of each leaf broadens where it joins the trunk to form a long-handled "spoon" prized in dried arrangements. Eventually produces white flowers on 9-15ft tall spike in early summer.