Are Yuccas a Tree, Cactus, or Plant?
Some of our Yuccas are trunk forming, capable of growing up to tree height, but they are considered shrubs or plants. Yucca plants have the appearance of palm trees, and there are nearly 50 species of yucca trees and shrubs. Although sometimes called a type of cactus, yuccas are not cacti but are perennial evergreen shrubs and trees in the plant family Asparagaceae.
What Types of Yuccas do You Carry?
We carry a variety of Yucca such as: Yucca rostrata, Agave ovatifolia 'Frosty Blue' (Whale's Tongue Agave) Plant, Agave havardiana, Yucca linearifolia, and Yucca faxoniana.
Where are You Located?
We are located in Fort Stockton, Texas
Are your Yuccas Farm Raised or Wild Grown?
All of our Yucca plants and Agaves are farm raised from seed or tissue cultured.
Learn the importance and the difference of Wild Dug (Grown) vs. Farm Raised with this video
Is Your Farming Sustainable and Ethical?
Absolutely! Located on the northern edge of the Chihuahua Desert of Far West Texas, Big Bend Yucca Company takes great pride in providing yuccas direct to gardener coast to coast with responsibly farm raised yuccas and agaves that are 100% sustainably grown from seed or from tissue culture.
Do You Offer a Guarantee?
Yes - We guarantee that we will ship to you a fresh dug, hardy plant that was farm raised and grown with plenty of water and care. If your plant is damaged during shipping, we will replace it. A photo of the damaged plant and box upon receipt is require for a replacement. Please see our guarantee policies for more info.
How are the Yucca Heights Measured?We measure by the tree itself We measure from the top of the soil to the top of the tree; the height of the container or the root system is never included in our measurements.
How Does the Shipping and Delivery Process Work?
All of our orders ship via UPS Ground, securely wrapped and boxed. Once your order is placed online, your order goes into queue and we get ready to expedite your trees on our scheduled ship day (Monday). Trees are harvested and shipped on the same day for maximum care and freshness. Orders typically ship out on Mondays and reach your home within a few days. You will receive email notifications along the way on the progress of your order, as well as tracking information to track your plants all the way to their new home!
How to Care for Yucca Plants?
Yucca plants—both the indoor and outdoor varieties—are low-maintenance plants. Once established in the garden landscape, you can almost leave them alone so they can care for themselves.
Here are some tips on how to care for yucca plants:
The best soil for yucca: Grow yucca plants in sandy soil with excellent drainage. If necessary, you can work in perlite or small pebbles to allow water to flow better.
Light requirements for yucca plants: Yuccas and agaves can be grown in full sun and are even tolerant of shading up to about 50 percent. If you live in a very hot climate a little bit of afternoon shading can be beneficial, but not required.
How to water yucca plants: Yuccas and agaves are noted for low water requirements However, it is necessary to give your plant a good start by water after planting to give your new addition to your garden time to establish a root system. If you live in an area of low rainfall or an experiencing a severe drought it can take up to 3 years to establish a mature root system.
If you fertilize, keep the dose rate low and give extra water.
How to prune yucca plants: Prune dead, brown leaves if you desire. Before pruning outdoor yuccas, put on protective gloves and goggles to protect yourself from the sharp blades and spikes.