Spineless Yucca

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Yucca Elephantipes

Family

Cactaceae

Native

Brazil

Description

Yucca's are both indoor and outdoor plants.. Y. elephantipes commonly known as the "Stick Yucca" or as it should now make more sense; the "Spineless Yucca" doesn't have very sharp leaves. 

Although it can grow up to 30 ft in height, with a spread to 15 ft, it is usually less than 20 ft in height. It may have a thick, single trunk or be multi trunked resulting from a thickened, inflated, trunk-like lower base similar to an elephant's foot.The leaves are strap-like, spineless and up to 1.2 m (4 ft) in length. White flowers are produced in the summer, followed by brown, fleshy fruits which are oval and up to 2.5 cm long.

Yucca may produce flowers sometimes, although this is rare indoors. This plant is grown for its leaves and structural height rather than the flowers. However if conditions are good, after a number of years, similar sweet smelling white bell flowers you see on outdoor Yucca's may appear.

Environment

The Yucca plant  will be quite happy with as much sun as you can give it. Indoors a South facing window would be the first choice. Less bright conditions will slow growth considerably (which may be an advantage) however very shady and dark spots must be avoided to maintain a healthy looking plant.

Water Yucca liberally during warmer months of the year, once a week or more. The soil should dry out a little between watering's. In Winter a lot less water is required.

Landscape Uses

It is an excellent plant for garden rockery settings, desert type landscapes, patios and botanical gardens


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