Sunday, April 8, 2012
Unlike agaves, the main yucca plant does not die after blooming. Yucca keep growing but in some species the lower spines die as the plant grows. Unlike most other succulents, yucca are cold tolerant and grow as far north as Montana and North Dakota. They are pollinated by the yucca moth. Although they look ferocious, they are relatively benign and would only be dangerous if you happened to run into one. As spiny plants go, they are relatively easy to avoid. We have had different species of yucca growing at some of the houses we have lived in over the years.