University of Florida

Yucca elata

Common name(s): Soap Tree Yucca, Soapweed, Palmella, Spanish Bayonet, Datil

Plant type: evergreen large shrub
Primary method of propagation: division
Alternate propagation method(s): seed

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: soak in warm water overnight
Preferred temperature for germination: 82-90 degrees F
Time required for germination: 1-2 weeks
Comment: Since capsules are dehiscent, seeds should be collected just before the capsules are open.

Propagation by Division

Division type: clump, off-shoot
Time of year to divide: no information