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Yucca thompsoniana 30-40cm

Yucca thompsoniana 30-40cm

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Product Description

Yucca thompsoniana, commonly known as Thompson's Yucca or Spanish Dagger, is a striking succulent native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. This imposing yucca species is revered for its dramatic appearance and ability to thrive in arid landscapes. Below, you'll find a description of Yucca thompsoniana along with cultivation tips:

 Yucca thompsoniana is a magnificent succulent known for its commanding presence and distinctive features. It boasts a robust trunk that can reach heights of up to 20 feet (6 meters) or more, making it one of the largest yuccas in existence. The trunk is adorned with a dense cluster of long, slender, and dagger-like leaves, which can grow up to 2-3 feet (60-90 cm) in length. These leaves are typically dark green and have sharp tips, giving the plant its "dagger" nickname. In late spring and early summer, Yucca thompsoniana produces tall, upright flower spikes adorned with white or cream-colored blossoms, adding to its grandeur. This yucca species is well-suited for xeriscapes, arid gardens, or as a focal point in larger landscapes. Despite its imposing appearance, Yucca thompsoniana is relatively low-maintenance, making it a desirable choice for arid and desert garden enthusiasts.

Cultivation:

  1. Sunlight: Yucca thompsoniana thrives in full sun and requires at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Plant it in a location where it can receive abundant sunlight to encourage robust growth and flowering.

  2. Well-Drained Soil: Ensure that the soil is well-draining, as Yucca thompsoniana is highly susceptible to root rot in waterlogged conditions. Sandy or gravelly soil with good drainage is ideal.

  3. Watering: Once established, Yucca thompsoniana is highly drought-tolerant. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. In the growing season (spring and summer), provide occasional deep watering. Reduce the frequency during the dormant winter months.

  4. Fertilization: Feed Yucca thompsoniana with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Apply fertilizer sparingly, roughly every 4-6 weeks.

  5. Pruning: Minimal pruning is needed. Remove dead or damaged leaves as necessary to maintain its neat appearance.

  6. Protection from Frost: While Yucca thompsoniana is generally hardy, it may require protection from severe frost in colder climates. Consider providing temporary frost protection or bringing it indoors during harsh winter conditions.

  7. Pest and Disease Control: Yucca thompsoniana is typically resistant to pests and diseases. However, regular inspections are still advisable to address any issues promptly.

Yucca thompsoniana, with its grandiose presence and adaptability to arid environments, can serve as an impressive focal point in your landscape or garden. With the right care and attention to its specific needs, it will flourish and continue to amaze with its majestic appearance.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 30-40cm

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