Yucca-leaved beschorneria

Beschorneria yuccoides | Also known as: Mexican lily | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Come on now, don't be silly, plant yourself a Mexican Lily.

The Mexican Lily brings to mind the bright colours and happy people from where this plant hails. During the summer, it boasts delightful yellow-green flowers hanging from red braids. Despite its exotic looks, Beschorneria yuccoides is easy to grow and requires little maintenance once planted. However, due to its penchant for heat, it might be best suited to an indoor or conservatory setting, although if you plant in pots it can be moved outside for the summer months.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 1.5
Spread [m]
  • 1
Dominant flower colour
  • Green
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • offsets
Growth habit
  • Erect flower stem
  • Spiky
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z12-15
Heat zone
  • H12-10
Heat days
  • 150 - 210
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Succulents
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
  • Architectural
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years
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