Yucca elephantipes – The ‘Spineless Yucca’
Yucca plants are a fast growing shrubs to small trees originally from Mexico through to Arizona and Yucca Elephantipes or ‘Spineless Yucca’ is widely used as a landscaping plant both indoors and outdoors. Popular varieties or cultivars include the variegated form Yucca elephantipes ‘Silver Star’. Growing well in pots or containers Yucca elephantipes will grow to a small tree size is left to grow in the ground.
Care and Growing Conditions
Yucca elephantipes can work well as an indoor plant in a well lit position, outdoors they prefer a warm position and a well drained soil. Yucca elephantipes makes a great feature or landscaping plant and is suitable for growing in a large pot or container. Yucca elephantipes ‘Silver Star’ is a variegated form with a silver strip or marking running along each leaf.
Pruning Yucca elepantipes.
As yucca elephantipes grow to 2m and more in height and many people wish to prune them back to a lower height for a better display. Pruning is best carried out in early spring so that new growth will form quickly.
Plants can be cut back to a bare stem, pruning all foliage, you can go back as far as the green parts of the stem, the older woody parts of the stem may not always reshoot. The growing stem will reshoot after pruning, usually with a lot of new shoots. It is best to remove some of these so that the plant forms an attractive shape after pruning.
Yucca elephantipies is available for sale from the following growers
685 Mickleham Rd, GreenVale,Vic 3059
Grass trees, palms, ferns, bromeliads, cycads, cordylines, yucca, bannanas, birds of paradise, succulents, dracaenas, ponytails, for all gardens sizes from small to large landscaped gardens. Advanced Date Palms available.
P O Box 398 Creswick Vic 3363
Retail & Mail Order Specialist Growers of Heritage Roses, Unusual Perennials, Tree & Herbaceous Peonies. Mail order and Nursery Sales.
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.
EUDLO CYCAD GARDENS
321 Ilkley Rd Eudlo 4554 – Ph: 1800 072 999
SHOWPLANTS Pty Ltd phone: 07 3217 0755 fax: 07 3217 0750
174 Dowding Street Oxley Queensland 4075
RORAIMA NURSERY – phone/Fax: (03) 5282 8704
20 Swan Street, Lara, Vic. 3212 Contact: