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Yucca rostrata

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Main characteristics of the yucca rostrata

Yucca rostrata is an evergreen semi-succulent shrub native to Central America. It grows spontaneously in the state of Arizona as well as in Texas and in the northern part of Mexico. There are numerous varieties belonging to this species and some can even reach six meters in height. While some plants have single stems, others are characterized by more or less important ramifications. Older plants have multi-headed foliage while young plants generally only have one. In appearance, it is comparable to palm trees and lives well in predominantly limestone and nutrient-poor soils. It fears the stagnation of water which, if prolonged over time, can lead the plant to certain death. Be careful therefore to avoid watering it with particular frequency but only in case of need.


The aesthetic aspect

The yucca has a decidedly decorative appearance. It can have an upright trunk or it can be a medium-sized shrub plant depending on the variety under consideration. It has characteristic spherical crowns that are formed by an apical type rosette. The leaves are ribbon-like and have a more or less intense green color. They are very thin and have a sharp apex. The longer ones can reach about seventy centimeters for an average width of one and a half centimeters. The inflorescence protrudes beyond the foliage and looks like a long cream-colored ear of considerable size. Their aroma is very accentuated and perfumes the air even at a great distance. However, not all plants bloom regularly every year.

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