Yucca rostrata

Beaked Yucca, Big Bend Yucca

(18 customer reviews)

From £16.95

A popular compact and drought-tolerant architectural plant, Yucca rostrata boasts an iconic dense crown of silvery blue thin lance-like foliage, perfect for a container or arid display in a sunny spot of the garden.

Also known as Yucca linearis, it can be distinguished from other similar Yuccas by the characteristic yellow edges of the long, narrow leaves which form the pin-cushion rosette.

Origin: Texas USA to Mexico
Genus: Yucca
Species / Cultivar: rostrata
Common Name: Beaked Yucca, Big Bend Yucca
Synonym: Yucca linearis

Plant Biography

Native to dry, arid lands in the USA and Mexico, the purpose of Yucca rostrata’s stunning glaucous blue colour is an adaption needed to reflect some of the extremely bright light and heat in its native desert home.

For thousands of years these plants have been used by Native American people, who refer to them as ‘palmita’ and ‘soyate’, as a source of both food and fibres.

More recently, the Beaked Yucca has grown greatly in ornamental popularity as when planted they make for a great accent in gardens with succulent or mixed arid planting. Kept in a container they can add shimmering blue interest to an intensely sunny spot in any garden with very little maintenance.

Yucca rostrata
Soil: Well drained
Soil that does not show much signs of moisture, either visibly or when handled.
Growth Rate: Slow
This plant is particularly slow to grow, even during growing season.
Water Requirement: Low
Will grow in a drier position and is unlikely to need regular watering once established.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun
Wants direct, unfiltered sunlight most of the day, such as a south facing position.
Eventual Height: 2.5m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 1m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Hardy
Survives unprotected in an average winter. May need protection in extreme long frosts.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.

Expert Tip

Yucca rostrata is slow growing, making it ideal for long term container cultivation.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Once the plant is mature, towering flower spikes can emerge from the plant around spring and summer and produce large bell shaped white flowers.

It will eventually grow upwards to form a trunk, covered in the creamy straw coloured remnants of its older foliage which can be trimmed or left to form a ‘skirt’ beneath the crown as it would in nature.

We have never purchased plants online before as we were afraid of damage. My wife particularly wanted a Yucca Rostrata having seen them in Australia. We were very impressed with the quality of the plant we received. Strong, tall, sturdy and looking very healthy.

Richard K

We have never purchased plants online before as we were afraid of damage. My wife particularly wanted a Yucca Rostrata having seen them in Australia. We were very impressed with the quality of the plant we received. Strong, tall, sturdy and looking very healthy.

18 customer reviews for Yucca rostrata

Well presented young plant. Very pleased with my purchase.

Michael Hoad (verified owner)

This looks like a very small young plant in a big pot. I expected it to be much larger.

Hilary S.

Veery pleased with my purchase and looking forward to seeing it develop and grow

Graham W.

We have never purchased plants online before as we were afraid of damage. My wife particularly wanted a Yucca Rostrata having seen them in Australia. We were very impressed with the quality of the plant we received. Strong, tall, sturdy and looking very healthy. We now want an Olive tree, so will definitely purchase from The Palm Centre as soon as they come back into stock.

Richard K.

Lovely plant strong and sturdy. Ideal for ny decking

Sheila B.

All the plants I have ever bought from the Palm Centre have been excellent, very well packed, and fast delivery.
Would thoroughly recommend them.

Rosemary R.

Yucca rostrata healthy plants wanted to try one whats different. Good delivery service. Happy with the plant .18 later pot.

Peter

One of the most beautiful plants Ive bought. Wonderful blue-green leaves, a lovely specimen supplied.

Russell

Second order from this company. I changed my order on the original day of dispatch and asked for a delayed dispatch. Company could not have been more helpful. My Yuccas duly arrived and I am delighted with both the size and quality. The packaging was brilliant, as before and both plants were beautifully protected. I am looking forward to watching their development.

Stewart Brown

This plant arrived well packaged for protection during transit (as usual). It was an extremely healthy specimen and looks great as a specimen plant. Have ordered plants before from here and will definitely be ordering more from The Palm Centre.

Jonathan

I was a little worried about buying a plant online, but I neednt have been as it arrived in perfect condition. Both the leaves and roots were well protected and the plant looks amazingly healthy. The only down side is I seem to have purchased only a few days prior to a price drop!

Rachel

A beautiful plant but mind those needle sharp leaf tips !

Paul

Excellent service, very friendly customer service. Palm was dispatched quickly and delivered on my husbands birthday. Looks gorgeous in our garden. Thank you !

Mon

What a beautiful plant. Mine arrived promptly and in excellent condition. Being patient enough to see it grow will be the biggest challenge.

Martin Blake

Absolutely love this palm. Well worth the price! It different with the blue tinge on it!

Sham

I received my yucca rostrata as promised it looks just like the picture and in excellent condition.

Chris

Selected a stunning two headed speciman Yucca Rostrata. Given excellent advice from staff on care. Could not be more pleased.

Clive Syddall.

received my 2 yucca rostrata in exceptional condition one 40/50cm trunk and one 10lt potSpanish grown ones. far exceeded my expectations could not believe the size of the crowns, really pleased with them

ken