Spineless yucca (Yucca elephantipes)
Spineless yucca (Yucca elephantipes) is a conservatory or greenhouse grown type of plant that can grow 8m – 15m tall and 3m – 8m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Spineless yucca (Yucca elephantipes).
This plant is commonly known as spineless yucca.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 20-50 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: spineless yucca
Scientific name: Yucca elephantipes
Plant type: Conservatory & Greenhouse
Height: 8m – 15m
Spread: 3m – 8m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: Architectural, Mediterranean Garden, Patio & Container Garden
Other characteristics: Drought resistant, RHS Award of Garden Merit
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Spineless yucca (Yucca elephantipes), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Spineless yucca (Yucca elephantipes) is a plant that prefers to grow in loam or sand.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Yucca elephantipes likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Spineless yucca (Yucca elephantipes) should be grown in full sun places.