Gardening

Yucca gloriosa, a plant whose hanging flowers give a unique appearance

Yucca gloriosa (Yucca recurvifolia) also known as Spanish Daga, Yuca pendula, Espino de Cuba, Chamagra del Peru or Yuca brilliant . It belongs to the Agavaceae family, being native to North America.

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Characteristics of the Yucca glorious

Perennial shrub-like plant  that is sometimes arborescent, which is provided with short, crowned stems.

The trunk is linear in shape and measures approximately half a meter.

The leaves are long, tapered, lanceolate, hanging from the middle and dark green in color.

The inflorescences are in panicles 2 m high. The hanging flowers are cream-white with red spots on the outside with sharp caps. It blooms in the summer.

Glorious Yucca Care

It is a species that is used in isolated specimens to decorate rockeries and in the garden, or in large pots for balconies and terraces. They are even ideal for seaside gardens, as they tolerate salinity.

It needs to be in full sun, with a dry and arid climate. Perhaps, in regions of harsh climate, plants need to be protected in the winter.

It is a specimen that can withstand sporadic and low intensity frosts.

As for the soil, it is not demanding at all and can thrive in dry, sandy, well-drained terrain.

The transplant and planting must be in the final place and improve it in the spring.

Irrigation should be infrequent and somewhat sparse. Usually five times a month. However, it should be noted that they are very resistant to drought.

It does not require special fertilizers.

Pruning should be done to remove dry or wilted leaves and, with this, it can grow vigorously.

They are very resistant plants, so they are not usually attacked by common garden pests and diseases.

It multiplies by dividing suckers in the spring.

There is no doubt that it is a beautiful specimen that is worth thinking of having in the garden. But if you already have it, do not hesitate to give us a couple of tips to make it look healthy and spectacular.

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