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botanical name:
Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata'
Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Spanish dagger, Adam's needle
synonyms:  Yucca gloriosa 'Aureovariegata'
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.00m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: yellow & green
flower colour: white
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Sharply pointed, lance-shaped leaves of dark green with yellow margins. Slowly forms a short stocky trunk and in time creates a large clump. Upright panicles of pendant, bell-shaped white flowers, sometimes tinged with purple. Smaller growing than the species.

Adaptable to most well drained soils and conditions. Performs best on reasonably fertile soil, with regular watering in summer, and full sun. Will tolerate some shade, poor and very alkaline soils and drought. Very resistant to strong winds and thrives in coastal positions.

Dramatic architectural, spiky plant.

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