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Spanish Dagger, Palma Pita, Don Quixote's lace
Scientific Name: Yucca treculeana Carr.
Synonym: Yucca aspera, Yucca canaliculata, Yucca longifolia, Yucca argospatha, Yucca undulata
Family: Agavaceae
Spanish Dagger, Palma Pita, Don Quixote's lace (Yucca  treculeana) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: USA (New Mexico, Texas), Mexico (Chihuahua, Durango)

Growth Habits: Tree-like, 5 to 25 feet tall (1.5 to 7.5 m), bluish-green leaves, 2.5 to 4 feet long (0.75 to 1.2 m), 1 to 3.5 inches wide (2.5 to 9 cm), with thin margin, no fiber or few straight fibers

Watering Needs:


Blossoms are edible, pickled or cooked like cabbage. The seeds were used for coloring. The leaves were used as fibers.

Spanish Dagger, Palma Pita, Don Quixote's lace (Yucca  treculeana)

Spanish Dagger, Palma Pita, Don Quixote's lace (Yucca  treculeana)

Blooming Habits:
White flowers, 1 to 2 inches long (2 to 5 cm), in winter followed by brown fruits turning black when ripe.

Fruiting Habits:

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