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Planting position: Full sun in areas without severe frost.
Tolerates drought and heat.
Requires watering when needed and perfect drainage of fertile soil.
Propagate from division or seed.
Y. elephantipes (Giant yucca; 5m) has many trunks and large, pointy leaves of up to 1m long. It is spring flowering with creamy blooms arranged on spikes.
Y. filamentosa (Adam’s needle; 3m) produces 1m long- and stiff sword-shaped leaves in rosettes and large flower spikes of creamy, pendulous summer blooms.
Y. gloriosa (Spanish dagger; 2 - 3m) bears its pendulous, bell-shaped summer flowers on large spikes and has slim, sword-shaped and red-tipped leaf rosettes. The trunk is shorter than those mentioned above.