Species of yucca: yucca rostrata

yucca rostrata

Yucca rostrata “Blue Velvet” is a magnificent tall plant with a single trunk and long stiff blue-green or blue-grey leaves with yellow margins. Specimens with branches are quite rare. This plant produces white or pale yellow flowers annually. The species can be found in Western Texas and Northern Mexico.

The epithet “rostrata” is the synonym to the word “beaked” which refers either to the appendages on the fruit or the shape of the buds.

If you don’t know how to grow this plant, you needn’t even worry about that. Yucca rostrata is one of the hardiest succulents and can tolerate harsh cold as well as extreme heat.

One of the most gorgeous cultivars if this species which is available for sale is yucca rostrata “Sapphire skies”. It’s not difficult to guess that it got its name thanks to the sensational blue foliage.