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Beschorneria yuccoides - Amole
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Green
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [B. bracteata, B. viridiflora]
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Beschorneria yuccoides (Amole) - A stemless and clustering soft rosette forming plant native to Mexico and is related to Yucca and Agave that can grow taller but typically seen in cultivation to 3 to 4 feet tall that with age forms fairly wide clumps. The tough and pliable lanceolate gray-green leaves are 1 to 2 feet long by 2 inches wide with the upper surface smooth and lower side rough to the touch and soft very fine teeth along the leaf margins. In later spring to summer the red flower stalk rises high above the foliage to 5 to 6 feet, often slightly curved and displaying the bright green pendulous flowers embraced by red bracts. Plant in full sun, little water. Hardy to <15 degrees F - this is the hardiest species of Beschorneria. A great garden plant with soft leaves that do not prick or cut the passerby. This species occurs in the Mexican states of Hidalgo, Puebla, and Veracruz where it often is found on rocky slopes. The genus was named in honor of Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Beschorner (1806-73), a German amateur botanist. The specific epithet mean "like a yucca" in reference to the this species resemblance to plants in that genus. Common names are Mexican Lily, Amole, Sisi and Patleamole. Image courtesy of Mr. Greenjeans (Randy Arnowitz).  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Beschorneria yuccoides.
 
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