ID of a spiky friend please.

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ID of a spiky friend please.

Post by plan b » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:47 pm

ive had this since last year and ive no idea what it is? been told its a yucca icon_scratch it seems just fine in the pot, but is this the best place?? i leave it well alone no feed or water and a slightly shaded spot.....Image
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Re: ID of a spiky friend please.

Post by bev » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:52 pm

i'll have a stab at yucca gloriosa icon_thumleft

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Re: ID of a spiky friend please.

Post by bodster » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:00 pm

yucca recurvifolia?


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Re: ID of a spiky friend please.

Post by Edo » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:14 pm

I think that is Gloriosa, same like mine.
Also a question: Why mine Yucca doesnt flower?


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Re: ID of a spiky friend please.

Post by themes » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:31 pm

It looks like a yucca Gloriosa.
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Re: ID of a spiky friend please.

Post by Cathy » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:44 pm

I have a Yucca, a 'house plant' variety, growing outdoors. Edo, mine has not flowered either.
How come the ones in a local supermarket car park, flower so well each year with plumes of creamy white flowers?
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Re: ID of a spiky friend please.

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:57 pm

That one is Y. recurvifolia to me, although as we were discussing on another topic there are some hybrid looking ones about. Pure Y. gloriosa has stiff leaves. The recurvifolia refers to the flopping over (recurving) leaves. The one sold to me as Y.gloriosa has some floppiness to the leaves. You can't always believe your labels :lol: That one is recurvifolia looking whatever the label said :wink:
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Re: ID of a spiky friend please.

Post by themes » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:59 pm

Dave Brown wrote:That one is Y. recurvifolia to me, although as we were discussing on another topic there are some hybrid looking ones about. Pure Y. gloriosa has stiff leaves. The recurvifolia refers to the flopping over (recurving) leaves. The one sold to me as Y.gloriosa has some floppiness to the leaves. You can't always believe your labels :lol: That one is recurvifolia looking whatever the label said :wink:
I brought a variegated one this week the label said recurvifolia the sticker on the pot said Gloriosa. icon_scratch
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Re: ID of a spiky friend please.

Post by redsquirrel » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:32 pm

i recently picked up a very big aloifolia at ctp.all my label had was £11.99
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Re: ID of a spiky friend please.

Post by Simba » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:29 pm

I don't think its a Yucca Gloriosa.

This first photo is of my Gloriosa, and its leaves are very stiff and very sharp...!!
The second photo is of my Recurvifolia, and I think that this looks much more like Plan B's plant.
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Re: ID of a spiky friend please.

Post by Simba » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:33 pm

Although, now that I look more closely, my leaves seem a lot broader.....

Makes me now wonder if I have a genuine yucca recurvifolia or if I have one of those pesky hybrids........ :lol:


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Re: ID of a spiky friend please.

Post by themes » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:33 pm

maybe its a transgender plant :wink:
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Re: ID of a spiky friend please.

Post by MonkeyDavid » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:01 am

Looks exactly like a Recurvifolia i bought from Akamba this spring, my flower spike looks identical, as do the leaves


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Re: ID of a spiky friend please.

Post by Simba » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:39 pm

For the first ever time, my Recurvifolia has sent out a flower spike, and now that it has, it looks almost identical to Plan B's one..... icon_thumleft
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Re: ID of a spiky friend please.

Post by redsquirrel » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:30 pm

Edo wrote:I think that is Gloriosa, same like mine.
Also a question: Why mine Yucca doesnt flower?
edo dont worry about it,they dont look fantastic afterwards. enjoy it if it happens on yours but enjoy others if yours dont.thats my motto.i had a nice filamentosa flower year before last,last year looked pretty crappe all year then sent suckers up late in autumn.ive chopped the lot up now and got over a dozen new yuccas out of it.the pot was full of them,even sprouting out the holes in the bottom
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