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Beschorneria yuccoides (Mexican lily)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
1.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Beschorneria yuccoides

Other names: Mexican lily, Yucca-leaved beschorneria

Genus: Beschorneria Beschorneria

Species: B. yuccoides - B. yuccoides is a clump-forming perennial with grey-green, strap-shaped leaves and yellow-green tubular flowers with red bracts.


Beschorneria yuccoides is: Evergreen

Flower: Green, Yellow, Red in Summer

Foliage: Grey-green in All seasons

Habit: Spiky

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Scale insects Scale insects

General care

Pruning: Remove faded or dead foliage as needed. No other pruning needed.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Offsets, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Beschorneria yuccoides (Mexican lily) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, City, Drought Tolerant, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation: Plant inside in full light in cactus compost. Water when in growth and fertilse montly with a balaced liquid feed. Can also be grown outside in milder climates, but will require protection from frosts.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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Botanical name: Beschorneria yuccoides

Other names: Mexican lily, Yucca-leaved beschorneria

Genus: Beschorneria Beschorneria

Species: B. yuccoides - B. yuccoides is a clump-forming perennial with grey-green, strap-shaped leaves and yellow-green tubular flowers with red bracts.


Beschorneria yuccoides is: Evergreen

Flower: Green, Yellow, Red in Summer

Foliage: Grey-green in All seasons

Habit: Spiky

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Scale insects

General care

Pruning: Remove faded or dead foliage as needed. No other pruning needed.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Offsets, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Beschorneria yuccoides (Mexican lily) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, City, Drought Tolerant, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation: Plant inside in full light in cactus compost. Water when in growth and fertilse montly with a balaced liquid feed. Can also be grown outside in milder climates, but will require protection from frosts.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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