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Yucca filifera 10-15cm

Yucca filifera 10-15cm

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Product Description

Yucca filifera, commonly known as the Giant Hesperaloe or Mexican Thread-leaf Yucca, is an imposing and visually striking succulent plant native to northeastern Mexico. This yucca species is renowned for its dramatic presence in the landscape, featuring a massive rosette of long, slender, arching leaves adorned with thread-like filaments along their edges. Its majestic form and adaptability to arid conditions make it a captivating choice for xeriscape gardens and arid landscapes.

Giant Hesperaloe typically forms a massive rosette of blue-green leaves that can reach lengths of up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) or more. These leaves are narrow and adorned with fine, curling filaments along their margins, adding a unique and captivating texture to the plant. In late spring and early summer, Yucca filifera produces tall flower spikes that can rise up to 15 feet (4.5 meters) or more, bearing clusters of creamy-white, bell-shaped blossoms. These flowers are often visited by pollinators like moths and butterflies.

Cultivation:

  1. Location: Plant your Giant Hesperaloe in a sunny location with well-drained soil. This yucca thrives in full sunlight and is well-suited for dry, arid, or desert-like environments.

  2. Soil: Yucca filifera prefers sandy or gravelly soils with excellent drainage. Ensure that the soil does not retain excess moisture, as this can lead to root rot.

  3. Watering: Once established, the Giant Hesperaloe is highly drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering. Water sparingly, only during extended periods of drought or when the soil is completely dry.

  4. Cold Tolerance: While it can tolerate some cold, Yucca filifera is best suited for regions with mild winters, as it may be damaged by prolonged freezing temperatures.

  5. Pruning: Prune away dead or damaged leaves as needed to maintain the plant's appearance. After flowering, trim the spent flower spike to encourage new growth.

  6. Fertilization: This yucca species generally does not require regular fertilization. If necessary, use a low-nitrogen, slow-release fertilizer sparingly during the growing season.

  7. Pest and Disease Resistance: Yucca plants are typically resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor your plant for any potential issues, such as scale insects or fungal problems, and address them promptly.

  8. Propagation: Yucca filifera can be propagated through offsets (pups) that develop around the base of mature plants. Spring is the best time for propagation.

Giant Hesperaloe is an impressive and low-maintenance choice for xeriscape gardens, large landscapes, or any environment where a bold and visually striking succulent is desired. Its imposing form, unique texture, and adaptability to arid conditions make it a standout feature in arid and desert landscapes.

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: 10-15cm

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