Yucca Plant Care: Caring For The Versatile Spineless Yucca Elephantipes

Yucca elephantipes, also known as the spineless or soft-tipped yucca, is a small evergreen tree reaching around 9 meters in the wild, but it is usually smaller in cultivation.

It has a thick, branching trunk that settles at the base with appears like an elephant’s foot and leaves that can grow up to 4 feet long. Under optimum conditions like spring and autumn, the spineless yucca produces white, bell-shaped flowers in large panicles.

The Spineless Yucca plant grows at a moderate pace reaching a height of up to 20 feet or even taller in ideal conditions. Although it is adaptable to even extreme conditions like drought and frosty conditions, this majestic landscaping plant can also be grown indoors.

yucca tree branched cane

Yucca plants meet the indoor requirements of flexibility and easy care – air cleaning is another extra. This spineless Yucca comes in many forms, this is a branched tree form. By the way the “true” botanical name of this house plant is Yucca elephantipes. Learn more on yucca care here.

yucca almost comes variegated

Yucca comes not only comes with flat olive green colored leaves but variegated too!

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jeffrey abbott June 19, 2010 at 4:05 pm

My yucca has numerous shoots. Transplanting these seems easy. But looking for tips

mary veldman June 23, 2010 at 11:39 am

my outside yucca plant died this spring. i think it rotted. we’ve had a lot of rain last few years here.

in it’s place a bunch of little yucca plants are growing.

should i leave it? or should i dig them up and give them space to grow?