20 Soaptree Yucca Seed-One of the most profuse flowering yuccas, very tolerant of many growing conditions, works well in northern locations
20 Soaptree Yucca Seed-One of the most profuse flowering yuccas, very tolerant of many growing conditions, works well in northern locations

20 Soaptree Yucca Seed-One of the most profuse flowering yuccas, very tolerant of many growing conditions, works well in northern locations

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Soaptree Yucca - 20 Seeds
Yucca elata
Soaptree, Soaptree Yucca, Soap Tree, Spanish Bayonets, Basket Yucca
Description: A native of the US South West that will grow to 20 ft. with leaves 1" wide by three feet long. The flower stem can rise as much as 10 feet above the plant with flowers ranging from green to white with tinges of pink.
USDA Zones: 4a - 11.
Leaves: Linear, plano-convex or plano-keeled, 24 – 36 inches lon, 3 – 6 inches wide, pale green to yellow-green, spreading, flexible, the base broad, white to cream, 15 – 20 inches long, 14 – 20 inches wide, the margin entire. White or greenish white, and will soon from fine and sometimes curly fibers. The apex tapering and long acuminate with a short stiff straw-colored spine 30 mm long.
Flowering stems: Erect 48 – 96 inches tall - .5 – 1.5 inches thick
Inflorescence: Paniculata, closed to open with the uppermost flowers arranged racemosely, 50 to 300 cm tall, well beyond the leaves, the stalk glabrous, green to reddish or yellowish (the total length of the flower stem is about 50 to 450 cm tall!), the branchlets many to several, 5 to 35 mm long.
Flowers: Campanulate or a little globose 40 to 60 mm long white to cream, sometimes tinged with green or pink. Cream-colored, bell-like flowers on a long stalk from the center of the leaves.
Pistil; 18 to 28 mm long.
Capsule: Oblong-cylindric 30 to 70 mm long (or occasionally up to 80 mm long!) 35 to 60 mm in diameter, dry, not or slightly constricted.
Seeds: Thin, dull black 7 to 10 mm long. Flowers April - June in habitat.
Propagation: Easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Surface sow on moist (not very wet) composted soil or planting mix with compost. Lightly spray to wet the seeds and then place in a plastic grow bag or zip lock baggie. Place somewhere warm (75 - 85 F) and light. Most seeds should germinate within a few days, with many successful sprouts developing to adulthood rapidly.
Bonsai Uses: Very difficult, only masters should attempt any work with a Yucca for Bonsai work.
Discussion: Leaves were used for basket making by Native Arizonans, flowers are edible (similar flowers are eaten commonly in Central America), roots can be used for soap. Soaptree Yucca - Spanish bayonet. Soaptree Yucca (Yucca elata), characterized by its narrow leaves and erect flowering spike. The plant shows the remains of the fruit capsules from the previous flowering season. Soaptree yucca gains its name from the high content of saponins in the trunk and roots. These soap-like compounds were used for shampoo and soap by indigenous Indians.

Materials: 20 Soaptree Yucca Seeds