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Aug 21, 2021 12:17 PM CST
Denmark
Hello,

Can someone please help me to identify this plant? I tried under Dracaena spp and Yucca spp, but I couldn't find anything matching the stem and the leaves at the same time. It seems it likes sandy soil and not much water, so it might be some kind of Yucca. I appreciate any information! :)

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Aug 21, 2021 1:06 PM CST
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Aug 21, 2021 2:25 PM CST
Denmark
Hi Tiffany, thank you. Smiling They do look very similar, but leaves on Yucca gigantea look stiff, while on my plant they are softer and I would say they're healthy. Would you say it's some kind of Yucca nevertheless? In that case, I suppose, I can't go wrong if I follow growing conditions for Yucca in general. It would still be nice to know its full name Smiling
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Aug 21, 2021 3:11 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Happy to try to help your investigation. I don't think it's Dracaena because when the older leaves on those fall off or are pulled off, they don't leave bits attached to the trunk.

It can be difficult for a Yucca to get enough light inside to have more upright foliage like a plant that is outside.
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Aug 21, 2021 6:43 PM CST
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Maybe a cordyline?



Cordyline is a dracaena-like species. Dracaena and cordyline are close cousins, and both may resemble yucca (another cousin).



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Aug 21, 2021 7:08 PM CST
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Aug 21, 2021 8:18 PM CST
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Those all have "cleaner" trunks than the mystery plant.
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Aug 21, 2021 10:56 PM CST
Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
Possibly aloifolia or elephantipes?
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Aug 21, 2021 10:57 PM CST
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Possibly Yucca aloifolia or elephantipes?
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Aug 22, 2021 7:34 AM CST
Denmark
Thanks to everyone for suggestions. I've checked them and to me it's closest to Yucca elephantipes, like John suggested, specifically Silver Star variety. Although the softness of the leaves is still confusing me, but like Tiffany said, it might be just growing conditions.
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Aug 22, 2021 7:36 AM CST
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Y. elephantipes is a synonym of Y. gigantea.
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Aug 22, 2021 8:32 AM CST
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The plant in Imraith's photo reminds me more of a Dracaena or Cordyline which both have soft, pliable leaves. The trunks of Yucca,and Cordylines and possibly Dracaena too will hold on to the dried leaf sheaths. Most people who grow them as container plants will remove the dried sheaths for smoother, more attractive stems.

I don't believe the plant is Spanish Bayonet (Yucca aloifolia) which has stiff leaves and very dangerous sharp leaf tips! We had a large planting of them growing in the yard of the very first home we purchased many years ago.

Yucca elephantipes is a synonym for Spineless Yucca (Yucca gigantea) whose leaves are not soft but rather stiff, with tiny teeth along the margins.

The Yucca tree in my backyard has lots of ugly, dried leaf sheaths still hanging on because the tree is taller than the second story of our house and we can't reach them to get them off. This is a photo I just went out and took showing dried sheaths still attached. It seems to take them a long time to fall to the ground.
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Do the leaves have a sharp point at the end or does it bend?

My Yuccas hurt when they stab me. Blinking
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Aug 22, 2021 5:14 PM CST
Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
I know I've seen a yucca sort of like that, but I haven't been in a greenhouse in quite a while to refresh my memory. If it's a Dracaena I would think maybe a deremensis variety, but I don't remember any of those with that pattern either.
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Aug 22, 2021 6:33 PM CST
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Dracaena deremensis is a synonym for Dracaena fragrans and there are cultivars with green and gold striped leaves but the only D. fragrans I've ever seen have broader leaves.
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Aug 22, 2021 10:44 PM CST
Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
I'm thinking like warneckei or it's derivatives.
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Aug 22, 2021 11:59 PM CST
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It's a Yucca.
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Aug 23, 2021 12:15 PM CST
Denmark
Hamwild said:Do the leaves have a sharp point at the end or does it bend?

My Yuccas hurt when they stab me. Blinking


The point is sharp and leaves do have those "teeth" that Lin mentioned.

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Aug 23, 2021 12:42 PM CST
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That doesn't say dracaena to me.
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Aug 24, 2021 8:17 PM CST
Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
I was at a nursery yesterday and they had a Yucca gigantea that looked just like the one in question except that it was green instead of variegated. I'll go with that. When they're young and shaded or indoors, they grow differently than when they're older and especially outdoors.
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