How to grow Yucca filamentosa

Yucca filamentosa growing succulent shrub to small tree of the genus Yucca also known as Common yucca or Spanish bayonet, Yucca filamentosa perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in desert, mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-11.

Leaves color green and the variegated variety green with yellow, the leaves are fleshy, and leaves grow in rosettes structure, the leaf spiny pointed in the spear shape.

Yucca filamentosa flower

Flower color white-cream, the flowers grow as umbel in cluster on stalk.

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Requirements for Yucca filamentosa growing and care:

Sandy soil, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to do, and recommend for variegated varieties

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spiny leaves dangerous for little children’s eyes

Planting season:
Spring, spring, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs, black spots, weevils

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and stems, for design

Size of the plant?
1-7 m, 3-21 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White-yellowish flowers that grow as umbel in cluster on stalk

Scientific name:

Yucca filamentosa

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