Yucca desmetiana

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Yucca desmetiana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. desmetiana
Binomial name
Yucca desmetiana

Yucca de-smetiana Baker

Yucca desmetiana is a Mexican species of plants in the asparagus family, native to northern Mexico from Chihuahua south as far as Aguascalientes and east to San Luís Potosí and Tamaulipas.[1]

The plant is cultivated as an ornamental in many places because of its colored foliage. Leaves are bluish-gray when young, turning burgundy as they mature. It requires little maintenance, with low water requirements. It is suitable as a garden border in sandy soil and also as a potted plant for patio or walkway.[2]


  1. ^ Gentry, Howard Scott. USDA Agriculture Handbook no. 399. Agave Family in Sonora. 159, fig. 62. 1972.
  2. ^ Landsdale Plants, Yucca desmetiana.