Species of yucca: yucca gloriosa

yucca gloriosa

Yucca gloriosa is a flowering plant with bluish or grayish green sword-like stiff leaves and several stems. It is native to the southeastern states of the USA and has a lot of common names: Spanish dagger, tree lily, Spanish bayonet, Roman candle, Adam’s needle, Sea Islands yucca.

Once you established yucca gloriosa, no special maintenance is needed apart from watering it when the soil gets completely dry and removing dead and discolored leaves.

The plant is hardy: it can survive freezing temperatures without even losing its leaves.
Because of its origin, Spanish dagger prefers sandy soil though it can be planted almost in any type of the soil. The plant also needs direct sunlight.

Nowadays there are many pictures on the Internet of one of the most attractive cultivars - Yucca gloriosa variegata. It is an evergreen shrub with green yellow-margined and lance-shaped leaves. So if you have always dreamt about having a plant with tropical looks, this species is exactly for you.