University of Florida

Yucca glauca

Common name(s): Yucca, Great Plains Yucca, Spanish Bayonet, Beargrass, Soapweed

Plant type: evergreen small shrub
Primary method of propagation: division
Alternate propagation method(s): cutting, seed

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: root
Time of year to take cuttings: Winter
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Time to rooting: 10-14 weeks

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: early 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