Yucca rigida


The Yucca rigida is indigenous to the northern Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango and Zacatecas. A gorgeous and slow growing succulent, this Yucca forms upright stems with little branching. Leaves are 3' long and 1" wide. They are pale silver to whitish-gray with narrow yellow margins. Leaves tend to be slightly waxy, stiff and grow in tight clusters. These clusters in turn form beautiful, dense rosettes on top of the stems. As time passes, older leaves fall off, providing a larger and larger glimpse at the stunning, fibrous, soft gray trunk underneath. Whitish-yellow flowers form in clusters and hang downward perched atop their 2'+ spike. Blooming season typically occurs during late spring.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
Flower : 
Whitish- yellow
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Full sun
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Low (drought tolerant)
Speed of Growth: 
Mature Height: 
8' - 12'
Mature Width: 
4' - 5'
Latin Name: 
Yucca rigida
Common Name: 
Blue Yucca, Silver Leaf Yucca, Palmilla

Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


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


USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

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


Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

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Houston, TX Rodeo

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