The flowering stems can be roasted, boiled or eaten raw.The trunk is rich in sugar, the pith can be used to make the alcoholic beverage 'sotol'.
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This species is not very cold hardy, and is said to require a minimum winter temperature of 10°c, However, plants can survive outdoors in the very mildest areas of Britain if given some protection such as a south facing wall and a suitable soil[K].Plants are sometimes used in sub-tropical bedding schemes in Britain.
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