Other common names spineless yucca
  • Synonyms

     Yucca guatemalensis

  • Family


  • Genus

     Yucca can be evergreen perennials, shrubs or trees, with dense or loose rosettes of stiff, sword-shaped leaves and tall panicles of bell-shaped flowers                                

  • Characteristics

    • Foliage Evergreen

    • Habit Bushy

    • Hardiness

      Hardiness ratings

      All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

      • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
      • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
      • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
      • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
      • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
      • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
      • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
      • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
      • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
      Old hardiness ratings

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     Y. elephantipes is a large, upright shrub or small tree with several trunks growing from near ground level, sparsely branched. The stiff, leathery leaves are narrow, and up to 1m long. On mature plants flowering spikes up to 1m long appear in summer and autumn bearing large numbers of creamy-white, hanging flowers


    • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

    • SoilLoam, Sand

    • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral 

    How to grow

    Cultivation Under glass grow in loam-based compost keeping just moist in winter. Grow outdoors in containers and over-winter indoors


     Propagate by 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                    

    Suggested planting locations and garden types Drought Resistant Architectural Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants                    

    How to Care 

    Pruning Pruning not normally needed, but damaged leaves and spent flower spikes can be removed as necessary in the spring



    • Full Sun

    • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

    • Exposure Sheltered


    • Ultimate height

      8-12 metres

    • Ultimate spread

      4-8 metres

    • Time to ultimate height

      20-50 years



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    Tags: yucca elephantipes indoor plants, ip06, holland flowers, plants

    Assembled sizeDiameter of plant pot: 10 " (25.5 cm) Height of plant: 39 " (100 cm) Package..