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Yucca whipplei (Eremica)

A form or perhaps subspecies from desert regions in southernmost Baja California Norte, Mexico, where it grows on rocky ground at altitudes between 300 and 750 m (1000 and 2500 ft.). It grows very attractive, clustering rosettes with shorter, stiffer and broader leaves than any of the other forms and is particularly well suited to dry climates.

 
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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Sowing is possible in classical planting medium, seeds are small and just lightly push into the substrate. At room temperature germinate for about 14 -20 days. I sowed more seeds in a large bowl after the first ticket is bestowed to higher containers. I wish you much success.
Submitted on 29/05/2013 by one of our visitors

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Plants from this species ...

... are of high ornamental value
In East Bohemia in Czech Republic they need average care and grow normal.
Yucca whipplei is about 100 cm tall tufted plant belonging to the family Agavaceae with thin linear and finely serrated leaves that are gray-green color. During the summer, the upright panicles appear pendulous bell-shaped cream-colored flowers. Flower stalks can reach a height of 5 m. Yucca whipplei comes from the northwestern region of Mexico, also occurs from southern California to Arizona. States hardiness to -18 ° Celsius. For trouble-free wintering habitat must be dry and possibly cover. Now have plants already three years old, on May are still small but hopefully succeed.
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If you wish to read more on palm cultivation, we highly recommend Ornamental Palm Horticulture by Timothy K. Broschat and Alan W. Meerow, available in our bookshop.

Ratings and comments reflect individual experiences and the views of our visitors. They do not necessarily describe the most appropriate methods, nor are they necessarily valid for all seeds or plants of this species. Germination and plant cultivation success depends on many different factors; nevertheless, these experiences will hopefully aid you in your effort to get the best germination results from our seeds and the best growth results from your plants.

 
       
 
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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.
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