Yucca has lance-shaped leaves growing in a rosette pattern, on a woody stem or trunk-like frame.
The Yucca treculeana is often called the Spanish Bayonet or Spanish Dagger. Whenl it reaches the huge size that is filmed here, and when the trunk reaches 5 or 6 feet in height it forks into frightful, multiple branches. Beware of these plants, if children are nearby, and even adults dread the sting of its piercing pricks.
The Red Yucca is an outstanding plant, more for its continuous, dramatic flowering and definitely more desirable than the mother plant foliage that freely multiplies by offsetting to form babies. The tall red spikes of flowers seem to endlessly rise from the plant center at the base. This yucca is truly a rare collectors plant dream, one that is cold hardy in zones 8, 9 and 10 and absolutely perfect for containerizing.