Yucca arrives on my doorstep…
What is going on?! Mother Earth is raining down plant goodness on me, and I could not be more grateful. Look what arrived today…what is a girl to do?! Plant baby, plant!!!!!!
This yucca is such a great size and I have just the place waiting for this little darlin’! I have seen a few of these in the area, it appears to be a soaptree yucca with a small footprint – I am not sure what variety. Anyone have any thoughts?
After some digging, I may have identified my new yucca as a Jalisco Soapwort (Yucca jaliscensis). But I am still not certain. Thank you to Aaron and David, I think my new yucca is a Spanish Bayonet (Yucca aloifolia) – Thanks guys!!!!! Either way, I am stoked! The mama of this yucca has the same diameter…only she is about 4.5 ft tall’ish. She is straight as can be and from head to toe has spikes. None of the spikes have browned or hung down the trunk…despite freezes and droughts. Time to get this baby in the ground ASAP.
I used rocks in a “train” held rather firmly against the yucca trunk and butted up against the concrete path to hold the yucca straight as it roots and makes itself at home here. I am hopeful it will make it!!!! Oh please…please make it beauty!
This method ended up working really well. So I decided to do a medium-sized rock mulch around the yucca both to set it off (I love those piles of rocks), and to prevent erosion in this spot close to where water runs off the roof. I planted it high and dry in hopes its feet will not get too wet.
It looks a little strange right now as it hides out behind my planter, but if she looks like mama, she will grow straight up and her diameter will stay very similar to what it is now. I am hoping this spiky element will look cool growing straight up in front of this post, and if I am lucky, cast a wicked cool shadow at night.
Thank you Mother Earth!