The narrow, spine-tipped leaves of the Yucca are up to 30 in. long and occur in an open cluster which is often wider than the leaves are high. The flowering stem is up to 40 in. tall and bears large, pendant, fleshy, white flowers with a red-purple tinge. Fruits are fleshy and banana-shaped. Rigid, spine-tipped leaves in 1 or several rosettes, and a long cluster of large whitish flowers on a stalk about as tall as the leaves.
Pronunciation: YUK-uh BAK-ah-tuh
Species Meaning: With berry-like fruit
Individual crowns are monocarpic, meaning they die after flowering. However, the crown will usually produce a number of sideshoots and these will grow on to individual plants.
This plant is pollinated by a specific type of moth and when not available, pollination must be performed manually with a paintbrush.
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Plant ID: P20109
We acquired this plant from Xera Plants.