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Care of the plant Yucca mixtecana or Mixteca yucca.

Care of the shrub Yucca mixtecana or Mixteca yucca

The genus Yucca, family Asparagaceae, comprises 50 species of evergreen shrubs native to Mexico, the United States, and the Caribbean. Some species are: Yucca mixtecana, Yucca baccata, Yucca gloriosa, Yucca filifera, Yucca elephantipes, Yucca desmetiana, Yucca carnerosana, Yucca aloifolia, Yucca rostrata, Yucca schidigera, Yucca thompsoniana, Yucca whipplei.

Common name: Mixteca yucca. This species is native to Southern Mexico.

They are arboreal plants with a long trunk that reach 6 meters (19.68 feet) in height. They have rigid, slightly curved leaves, with a fibrous edge, grayish green or bluish in color and ending in a thorn. The flowers appear in a long inflorescence and are creamy-white or yellowish. They bloom in spring. They produce fruits in the form of capsules filled with seeds.

They are used in rockery, as isolated specimens, in bushy groups and in large pots for patios and terraces. They are very ideal for slopes and dry areas of the garden.

The Yucca mixtecana needs full sun or light shade exposure and a warm climate. They resist frost (-12 ºC/10.4 ºF).

The soil must have excellent drainage; they can grow in rocky, sandy and poor soils.

They are very resistant to drought plants; they appreciate occasional watering in summer.

They do not need fertilizers.

The only pruning they may need is to remove wilted leaves.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases but sensitive to excess humidity.

They propagate from seeds sown in spring in a sandy and slightly humid substrate.

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Yucca mixtecana