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30/04/2014 at 13:24

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Hi all

Can anybody identify this for me please? (Sorry it's the wrong way round)

Thank you

30/04/2014 at 15:39

Looks like a Yucca of some description.

30/04/2014 at 17:08

A very beautiful Yucca!

30/04/2014 at 17:16

Variegated  Yucca (americana?)

30/04/2014 at 17:24

There is a variegated Agave which includes Americana in the name... but I've not heard it in relation to Yucca.

There are so many new varieties of these types of plants nowadays ( just think of Phormiums and Cordyline ) it's hard to keep up with all of them.

Nice plant tho Kay.......it certainly looks happy

30/04/2014 at 17:32

Anyone notice the bloke in the background trying to dig tarmac with a spade?

30/04/2014 at 17:36

You're right, philiippa. I have both a variegated Yucca gloriosa and a variegated Agave americana, and I'm mixing them up.

30/04/2014 at 17:44

Steve...........trust you to spot that ............I didn't even see him

30/04/2014 at 19:05

Yucca flaccida, I think. Fairly hardy.

30/04/2014 at 20:56

I don't think Yucca flaccida........the leaves are too stiff for that.

02/05/2014 at 07:28
That man would be my step dad haha, he was sorting the ground for the turf!!! Thanks everyone
02/05/2014 at 07:37

Sounds like a good man to have around a garden 

02/05/2014 at 07:44

yucca gloriosa perhaps.

02/05/2014 at 12:38

Thanks, I'm just happy to know that it's a yucca

11/09/2014 at 11:51

Hello, I have just recently joined this forum, hence the late posting. I am a breeder of new Yucca varieties, and wanted to see if there were any Yucca-news in the UK, so I did a search and ended here at Gardensworld.

Your Yucca is a varigated form of the species Yucca gloriosa. This form is usually distributed with the name Yucca gloriosa forma variegata. I mild parts of Europe it can grow to a small "tree", but usually it's up to about 1 meter tall.

It's a very nice Yucca, which usually bloom in the very late summer or early fall.

When the plant has bloomed, and the flower stalk is dry, you can cut it of just above the leaves, a new rosette or several new rosettes of leaves will grow from the the center of the rosette which bloomed, and there might grow a few pups from the rhizomes in the soil. Which can be cut of to grow more plants of it.

If you are gardening in an area with high humidity, I would advice you to cut of the old leaves as they turn brown. And also during the fall, remove any leafs which is blown into the plant as soon as possible.

Happy Yucca growing

B.

11/09/2014 at 11:56

Hi Yuccaman and welcome to the forum

11/09/2014 at 12:29

Hi Yuccaman,I followed your advice and everything is just right ,nice one matey  

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