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    Need Yucca? identification help

    What kind of Yucca is this? I want to find the name of this because I might plant it outside and I need information about it.
    The closest one I can find that is like mine is the Spanish Dagger (Yucca gloriosa) but I've read that the leaf margins on the Spanish Dagger is smooth unlike mine that is rough and kind of sharp as seen in the picture, I think it would easily be able cut you if you rub your finger backwards on the leaf margins if you rub it forwards it won’t cut you because the spines are pointing in one direction. Also the tip of each leaf won't stab you because each leaf is soft and flexible. Thanks. If you need any more pictures of it let me know.
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    RE: Need Yucca identification help

    Where did you get it and why do you think it's a yucca and not a corn plant... Dracaena fragrans

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    RE: Need Yucca identification help

    Well, I think we got it from Wal-mart about 7 or 8 years ago. We have a Corn plant inside and I think most corn plants have a wide leaf and they arch and don't bend like Yuccas can that's just what i've seen from observation.

    I think you can clearly tell the difference as seen here:

    Here is a Corn Plant:


    Here is a Weeping Yucca (Yucca recurvifolia):

    and another Weeping Yucca here:
    http://www.bonsai-collectables.com/Y...curvifolia.jpg

    I might say it was a Weeping Yucca if it wasn’t for the closely packed leaf scars on the trunk as seen in the picture above.

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    RE: Need Yucca identification help

    Yesterday when I googled for the scientific name of corn plant, I looked at the images of them. Not all of the corn plants had droopy variegated leaves.
    Take another look.... Only because it is far more likely that it would be a corn plant from the source than a somewhat uncommon yucca.

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    RE: Need Yucca identification help

    Thanks for all the input, I've looked through more than 20 different Dracaena trees and Shrubby dracaenas and also 8 Cordyline plants and none match what I have. Do you know if any Dracaena plants have a sharp, spiny, rough, leaf margins like mine? Because most, if not all Dracaenas I've seen all have smooth leaf margins. The first thing that came to mind when I guessed what it was is a desert kind of plant like a Yucca because of its spiny leaf margins.

    You can see here is a Yucca houseplants P. Allen talks about that looks very similar to mine:

    http://www.pallensmith.com/index.php...Report&rid=430

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    RE: Need Yucca identification help

    Then I'm probably incorrect.
    Go with what P. diddy Smith is showing as he knows his stuff. And I know very little about houseplants.

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