Plant ID forum: Spineless Yucca (Yucca gigantea)

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 9, 2011 6:20 PM CST
I have this Agave that I originally bought as a 'normal' Agave plant, growing on the ground. It has started to form a stem like a tree trunk.
The foliage is variegated, has a sharp tip, and is fibrous like most Agaves.
It is now about 8 ft tall.
Does anyone know what it is?



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MitchF
Aug 9, 2011 6:41 PM CST
Not an Agave at all - this looks to be in the Yucca family.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 9, 2011 6:48 PM CST
Ah! That would explain a lot then, thanks.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 9, 2011 6:54 PM CST
OK, I think I have found it. It would appear to be Yucca elephantipes (variegated)
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plantladylin
Aug 9, 2011 6:59 PM CST
I agree, Yucca elephantipes: http://www.floridata.com/ref/y/yucc_ela.cfm

http://www.google.com/search?q=yucca+elephantipes+variegata&...
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 10, 2011 3:37 AM CST
Thanks, Lin.
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plantladylin
Aug 10, 2011 6:33 AM CST
Hi Hetty:

I have the solid green ones in my backyard, a gift from my neighbor who cuts the tops off of her plants and sticks them in the soil to root. The variegated version is really pretty!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 10, 2011 7:46 AM CST
The plant is already very big and according to reports can get to 30 ft tall Blinking so it will be a donation to the new succulent area in the Naples Botanical Garden soon! Angel

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