Spanish Bayonet Yucca Care: How To Grow Spanish Bayonet Plants

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Spanish Bayonet Yucca Care: How To Grow Spanish Bayonet Plants

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Native to the southern regions of the United States, Mexico and other parts of Central America, the Spanish bayonet yucca plant has been used for centuries by native people for basket making, clothing, and footwear. Its large white flowers are also a sweet culinary treat, eaten raw or fried. In present time, Spanish bayonet is mostly grown as a dramatic landscape plant. Read on for more Spanish bayonet information. What is Spanish Bayonet Yucca? Also known as aloe yucca and dagger yucca, Spanish bayonet (Yucca aloifolia) is a hardy yucca plant that grows in zones 8-12. As the common name implies, Spanish bayonet yucca has very sharp, dagger-like foliage. These 12- to 30-inch (30-76 cm.) long and 1- to 2-inch (2.5-5 cm.) wide blades are so sharp that they can cut through clothing and pierce skin beneath. Because of this, Spanish bayonet is often used

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