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Twisted-leaf Yucca
Scientific Name: Yucca rupicola Scheele
Family: Agavaceae
Twisted-leaf Yucca (Yucca  rupicola) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-24
USDA: 7-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 0F (-18C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Southern California, Baja California

Growth Habits: Columnar or multi branched rosette, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), 3 feet wide (0.9 m)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water

Propagation: Seeds, offsets, root cuttings

The main rosette dies after blooming (it is called monocarpic), but produces a number of offsets before dying.
The species name "rupicola" means "living near rocks".

Twisted-leaf Yucca (Yucca  rupicola)

Blooming Habits:
White flowers in spring.

Fruiting Habits:

Soak the seeds for 24 hours before sowing. The seeds can take several months to germinate, the temperature should be above 70F(21C).

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