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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 20, 2011 3:58 PM CST
Chelle: That is a beautiful photo!
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Oct 20, 2011 7:27 PM CST
Thank you!

Those plants have been there for at least 12 years. Last year they hardly bloomed at all; this year was a banner year! Hurray! I've begun transplanting youngsters in other places as well....I really like these "no care" plants. The hardest thing about growing these is trying to pull out all of the grass that wants to grow in the middle of it....luckily I've learned not to be overly fussy about it. I tell myself, "just enjoy the blooms, having the rest perfectly tidy isn't really all that important". Smiling Sometimes I even listen! Hilarious!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Oct 20, 2011 7:52 PM CST
They sure are beautiful! Do they have the sharp points like Yucca aloifolia? We had a large area of 12' tall Yucca aloifolia in our yard when we moved into this house 36 years ago but eventually we had them all removed. The common name of "Spanish Bayonet" is appropriate for Y. aloifolia because those "spears" are dangerous! I now have a few Yucca elephantipes in my yard but they've never bloomed.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Oct 21, 2011 4:07 AM CST
They're pretty sharp most of the time. However, there are enough instances when the leaves are fairly lax to get in there and work somewhat safely around them. Plus, I wear glasses so my eyes are pretty well protected.

These plants look half-dead for a year or so after transplanting, it seems they really don't care for it. How long has it been since you planted your elephantipes?

I don't know if they actually need it, but the ones in this photo are in one of my rose gardens, so they do get some compost. Not as much as I add directly around the rose plants, but they do get some. Smiling
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