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Yucca aloifolia ‘Tricolor’

Spanish bayonet

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Features

  • Height1.5m
  • Growth HabitUpright star-shaped
  • Flower ColourWhite, purple
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Yucca aloifolia ‘Tricolor’ (Spanish bayonet). This is a striking ornamental species. It produces sharp sword-like leaves which are greyish-green and about 60cm long. The flowers are upright spikes of bell-shaped flowers which bloom in the summer.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Spanish dagger, Dagger plant

Origin

West Indies

Interest and use

Ornamental, container

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They grow well with low humidity; they prefer full sun and sandy soil with good drainage. If you deadhead the fading flowers this will keep your plant neat.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds, cuttings or suckers in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf spot

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