||Adam's Needle, Desert Candle, Spanish Bayonet, Tattoo Plant, Yucca|
||Evergreen Flowering Shrub|
||Sword-like and ready for battle at 1 to 3 feet long and 1 to 4 inches wide. They are abruptly narrowed at the apex where the margins are usually unfolded.|
||3 to 4 feet in height without summer flower and around 6 feet in height with flower.|
||Zone 3 to 9. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
||Spikey shrub with leaves protruding from a central point in the middle of the plant base.|
||Slow to medium.|
||High, erect, conical panicles covered with 2 to 3 inch diameter yellowish white pendulous flowers.|
|Diseases & Insects:
||Essentially problem free.|
||Used to give the feel of old Mexico and the desert Southwestern United States, these flowering cactus-like shrubs are desirable for their relative ease to grow and generally small size. Early summer flowers are especially appealing and remain the center attraction for using the plant in landscapes.|
||This plant tolerates drought and salt well. This plant will grow in dry to moist soil. Suitable soil is well-drained.|
||Water regularly after initial planting.|
||Prune after flowering if necessary. Fertilize in early Spring and early Fall, if desired. Keep granular fertilizers off foliage and away from stems and trunks.
||Dig a hole 12-18 inches in diameter and 6-8 inches deep. Plant the root at a depth of one inch in the hole. Water the root heavily to seal soil around the roots and remove air pockets. Fertilize according to the recommendation of your local agriculture extension agents, or fertilize based on your own knowledge and experience.