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Yucca endlichiana

A most unusual and very rare dwarf species with short, succulent, very tough, blue green leaves that form dense, stemless clusters of small, upright rosettes to 80 cm (3 ft.) tall. Its inflorescence must be the smallest in the genus, not exceeding the leaves in height. Native to a small, very dry area in the Chihuahua Desert in southern Coahuila, Mexico, between 1000 and 1200 m (3300 and 3900 ft.), it has remained obscure and virtually unknown in cultivation. It is best suited to the desert garden, can take moderate freezes with ease and will make a very unusual and easy care ground cover.

 
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...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Extremely easy, as for an ordinary Yucca, even faster - at 20degC, without much variation, it begins sprouting in 10 days. Higher temperatures surely speed the process. Seeds were covered with 2-3mm of permeable soil mix and then with gravel (3-7mm) to water without too much care and even subjected to heavy rain without being uprooted. Some limestone or dolomite can be added.
Submitted on 13/04/2005 by Fabian Vanghele fabian_vanghele@yahoo.com

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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.


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