Yucca treculeana

Edible flowers (eaten cooked or raw).
Edible flowers (eaten cooked or raw).
Edible flowers (eaten cooked or raw).


The Yucca treculeana typically only forms branches towards the top. Leaves are stiff, sharp and pointed. Leaves can grow up to 3' long by 3" wide, forming in large clumps at the ends of stems or branches. Dead leaves hang below the live ones. Flowers are white or faintly purplish. They form in dense, showy clusters above the plant's leaves. This species blooms in March and April. Fruits take on a capsule-like shape. Fruits are typically 4"in length with a 1" diameter.



1. Flowers are nutritious and fully edible

Garden uses-

1. Accent tree
2. Beautiful flowers
3. Aromatic
4. Security hedge
5. Unique foliage

Animals and insects-

1. Attracts butterflies
2. High deer resistance

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
7 - 11
Flower : 
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer/Dry in winter
Mature Height: 
Mature Width: 
2' (trunk) 6' (canopy)
Latin Name: 
Yucca treculeana
Common Name: 
Texas Spanish Dagger, Spanish Dagger, Spanish Bayonet, Don Quixote's Lance, Palma Pita, Palma De Datil, Palmito

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Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)


USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

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