The following are some of the most common questions asked by people interested in purchasing spanish bayonets plants.
Q: What do I need to grow Spanish Bayonet Yucca?
A: You will need a large container with plenty of room inside it. If you want to grow your own spanish bayonets plants, then you will have to buy them from someone else or go out and get them yourself. You may purchase them at a garden center, hardware store, or even online.
Q: Can I use my existing yucca tree?
A: Yes! Many people like to keep their yucca trees because they provide shade and other benefits. However, if you are growing new yucca plants indoors, make sure that you choose one that is not too old; otherwise it might rot under the bright lights and heat of your home.
Q: Is there any danger of poisoning when using spanish bayonets plants?
A: No, but remember that you must never handle the leaves directly. Always wash your hands thoroughly after handling the plant. Also, always wear gloves while working around the plant.
Q: Do I need to water my spanish bayonets plants regularly?
A: Absolutely not! They love soaking up all the moisture they can get! Watering them once every few weeks is enough.
Q: Does spanish bayonets plants prefer to be kept in the dark?
A: No, this is not true. In fact, they love bright lighting! If you keep them in too much darkness they may become weak and wither.
Q: Do I need to provide any nutrients to my plants?
A: Yes, but only if you want them to grow faster and be stronger. Fertilize them monthly with a good plant fertilizer.
Q: Help! I have some dead leaves on my spanish bayonets plants.
What should I do?
A: Dead leaves are a natural part of the plant’s life cycle. When this happens, simply remove the dead leaves from the yucca tree and discard them.
Q: Can you eat spanish bayonets plants?
A: No! Even if you were to try eating them, they would probably taste terrible.
Q: Is it true that yucca plants can be used as natural fencing?
A: Yes, spanish bayonets plants are very tough and durable. They make great natural fences. However, you will need to trim them from time to time in order to keep them under control.
Q: Are there any chemicals a yucca plant is particularly vulnerable to?
A: Yes, spanish bayonets plants are especially vulnerable to the herbicide glyphosate. If you use this on your yucca trees, the leaves will quickly begin to fall off and die.
Q: Can I eat the fruit of the yucca tree?
A: No, never eat fruit from spanish bayonets plants that you did not grow yourself!
Sources & references used in this article:
The Composition and Properties of the Yucca Plant by OA Beath – Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science (1903 …, 1914 – JSTOR
Energy dynamics of vegetative and reproductive growth in Spanish bayonet (Yucca baccata Torr.) by DR Wallen, JA Ludwig – The Southwestern Naturalist, 1978 – JSTOR
Yucca aloifolia by EF Gilman – Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Florida, 1999 – hort.ifas.ufl.edu
Field evaluation of preemergence herbicides for weed control in container grown woody landscape plants by SA Duray, FT Davies Jr – Journal of Environmental …, 1989 – meridian.allenpress.com
Plant Communities of Rough Rock. by L Jacobs – 1983 – ERIC
Occupational all_ergic contact urticaria to yucca (Yucca aloifolia), weeping fig (Ficus benjamina), and spathe flower (Spathiphyllum wall_isii) by L Kanerva, T Estlander, L Petman… – Allergy, 2001 – Wiley Online Library
Wastewater treatment plant design by J Chen, RH Stamps – … : A guide to propagating and producing floriculture …, 2006
Further studies on growth patterns in Yucca elata Engelm.(Liliaceae) by P Vesilind – 2003 – books.google.com