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Care of the plant Yucca rostrata or Beaked yucca.

Care of the plant Yucca rostrata or Beaked 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 rostrata, Yucca mixtecana, Yucca gloriosa, Yucca filifera, Yucca elephantipes, Yucca desmetiana, Yucca carnerosana, Yucca aloifolia, Yucca schidigera, Yucca thompsoniana, Yucca whipplei.

Common names: Beaked yucca, Silver Yucca, Adam's Yucca, Nordstrom's Yucca, Big Bend Yucca. This species is native to northern Mexico and South Western Texas.

They are shrubs with the trunk covered with dry leaves that reach 5 meters in height. The leaves (70 cm long) are rigid, bluish in color, without thorns and with a yellowish edge. The flowers are white and appear in large inflorescences. They bloom in spring and early summer.

They are used in rockery, as isolated specimens, in bushy groups and on very sunny and dry slopes.

Yucca rostrata needs full sun exposure and hot, dry climates. They resist occasional frosts.

The soil can be poor, chalky and rocky but it has to be very well drained.

They are low maintenance plants that only need occasional watering in summer.

They do not need fertilizers or pruning.

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

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring in a slightly damp sandy substrate.

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Yucca rostrata
Yucca rostrata
Yucca rostrata
Yucca rostrata
Yucca rostrata
Yucca rostrata
 

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