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Products > Beschorneria yuccoides
 
Beschorneria yuccoides - Amole
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
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).  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Beschorneria yuccoides.
 
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