This plant from the Agave family is found in high altitude pine-oak forests in central and eastern Mexico to 3500 m (11500 ft.). It grows a large, suckering rosette of soft, arching, keeled, blue-green leaves to 10 cm (4 in.) wide. The reddish inflorescence has a lily-like appearance. B. yuccoides can be grown in a wide variety of climates though it does not like the tropics. It is quite cold hardy and can take severe freezes without damage.