Yucca species


Spanish Dagger, Spanish Bayonet, Palma

Growth habits of different related species are varied, from stemless rosettes through to large trees.



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Generally hardy, but requirements vary between species. Yucca lacandonica comes from tropical rainforests where it grows as an epiphyte. Most species will produce side shoots and flower again after the apical growing tip is destroyed when a rosette produces a flower spike. Yucca whipplei does not do this though.


Most need cross pollination to produce seed, and are pollinated by small moths, which leave eggs in the flower. The emerging larvae can then destroy the seed; so to obtain seed you may need to control the moth larvae after pollination. If you kill the moths before pollination, you may not get seed developing.


50 or more species, many hybrids.

Plant Health

Prone to Fungal Leaf Spot, Bacterial Leaf Spot and Scale.

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Indigenous to a wide range of environments across North and Latin America, temperate to tropical regions; as far as Canada. Occur naturally in deserts, grasslands and rainforests.

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