Yucca elephantipes

Giant yucca

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Plant type

General houseplant

Flower colour






Skill level


photo by Charles Hawes, copyright GAP Photos (215603)

Plant details

Yuccas come from the deserts and plains of southern North and Central America and with their stiff, leathery leaves and panicles of creamy white flowers, they make great architectural plants. Y. elephantipes has light to mid-green leaves that are rough-edged but spineless. It can be grown as an indoor plant or as a patio plant but it will need a frost-free place in winter. It has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence.

Family: Agavaceae

Genus: Yucca

Species: elephantipes

Plant type: General houseplant

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 1000cm

Spread: 800cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

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