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PlantFiles: Yucca, Patilla
Yucca endlichiana

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Yucca (YUK-uh) (Info)
Species: endlichiana (end-lik-ee-AH-na) (Info)

9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral BajaBlue On Aug 30, 2009, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Endemic to a small area in Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert at 3,000', this is the only stoloniferous species of yucca. The tightly-packed clumps are reminiscent of Agave lechuguilla, with pencil-thick, 1' tall, upright blue-green leaves emerging directly from the ground. In May, the white bell-like floral clusters open among the foliage. If you've got hot, dry, slightly alkaline soils, you've got a chance at growing this strange yucca.

Positive chanin On Apr 13, 2006, chanin from Bangkok
Thailand wrote:

I received this odd-looking Yucca from a Japanese collector 6 years ago. As he said, it's the most remarkable species of all Yucca and also one of the most sluggish, that I really agree with him as it shoots only 8 leaves with only 2 pups within 6 years!

Then I've tried to find more plants and got success with stuffs from Huntington Garden last year via some help of my friend over there. All the young 6" seedlings seem to grow well here.

For me, I really like its "eyelash" on the left tip.

Positive palmbob On Feb 4, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a true collector's item- nice attractive small plant perfect for pots or small areas in dry garden. Very slow growing, plants tend to be pricey. The plant is a suckering blue-green plant with fine mottling. THe leaves curl a bit and are usually 6"-10" long ending in a sharp tip. Old plants still have small leaves, but huge root structures. Flowers are spectacular and a red-orange- very un-Yucca-like and hardly extend beyond the leaves.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chandler, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Bostonia, California
San Marino, California
Spring Valley, California

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