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Yucca aloifolia Growing Guide

How to Grow Spanish bayonet in your Garden

Spanish bayonet

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet, dagger plant); Habit at Garden of Eden Keanae, Maui, Hawaii. photograph by Forest and Kim Starr.


Quick Yucca aloifolia Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Yucca aloifolia
  • Common Name: Spanish bayonet
  • Growing Zone (USA): 08 to 10
  • Life Cycle/Type: Indoor Plant, Perennial, Succulents and Cacti

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 120 to 180
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 36 to 72
  • Time of Bloom: Spring and Summer
  • Color of Bloom: White
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Moisture: Dry

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation: Seed, sown in spring at 19-24? C. Flowers may need hand-pollination to set seed. Rooted suckers can be removed in spring or take root cuttings in winter
  • How to Prune: Pruning not usually required
  • Pests: aphids and snails
  • Diseases: Leaf spot

Further Information

  • Can Attact: Moths
  • Tolerant of: Drought
  • Best used in: Border, Container Garden, En masse, Seashore, Specimen
  • Miscellaneous : North American native, Attracts butterflies, Fragrant flowers, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Yucca
  • Further Reading: Here and Here


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