|The Banana Yucca is a member of
the Agave Family.
large agave has bluish green bayonet shaped leaves that grow to 3 feet in length with
smooth edges and a sharp point. Leaves grow from a central location to
form a large rosette. The plant can typically be found growing in dry
plains between 3000 and 8000 feet in
All yuccas are pollinated by
their own species of yucca moth. The moths, in turn, lay their
eggs on the yucca & the larva eat the seeds for food.
The Banana Yucca blooms between April and July, producing a large flower stalk,
which grows to 5 feet in height. The stalk produces a long cluster of
white, waxy, bell-shaped flowers, followed by large banana-like fruits,
which grow to 5 inches long.