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Yucca glauca 15-20cm

Yucca glauca 15-20cm

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Product Description

Yucca glauca, commonly known as the Soapweed Yucca or Great Plains Yucca, is a resilient and visually striking succulent plant native to the arid regions of North America, particularly the Great Plains and western United States. This yucca species is known for its distinctive rosette of spiky, blue-green leaves and its adaptability to harsh and dry conditions, making it a valuable addition to xeriscape gardens and arid landscapes.

The Soapweed Yucca typically forms a compact rosette of stiff, sword-like leaves that are blue-gray to greenish-blue in color. These leaves have sharp, pointed tips and serrated edges, lending the plant a bold and architectural presence. In early summer, Yucca glauca produces tall flower spikes adorned with clusters of creamy-white, bell-shaped blossoms. These fragrant flowers attract pollinators like moths and provide a striking contrast to the arid landscape.

Cultivation:

  1. Location: Plant your Soapweed Yucca 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 glauca 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 Great Plains Yucca 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: This yucca species is cold-hardy and can withstand freezing temperatures, making it suitable for a wide range of climates.

  5. Pruning: Prune away dead or damaged leaves as needed to maintain the plant's appearance and remove spent flower spikes after flowering to encourage new growth.

  6. Fertilization: Yucca glauca 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: Propagate the Soapweed Yucca through offsets (pups) that develop around the base of mature plants. Spring is the best time for propagation.

Yucca glauca is a hardy and low-maintenance choice for xeriscape gardens, rock gardens, or any landscape where a resilient and visually striking succulent is desired. Its bold form, unique texture, and adaptability to arid conditions make it an enduring and eye-catching addition to 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: 15-20cm

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