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Family: AGAVACEAE 

 Yucca filifera
 
  
Author:  J. Benjamin Chabaud 1876
Family:  Agavaceae
Habitat:  North-eastern Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 meters
Height:  10-14 meters
Flower:  Pale Crème
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Tree Yucca, St. Peter's Palm, Adam's Needle, Bear's Thread, Soap Root, Virjinya Avizesi
Synonyms:  Yucca baccata Torr. in Emory var. filifera Schelle. Yucca australis, Yucca meldensis Engelm., Yucca flaccida Haw., Yucca filamentosa flaccida Engelm.
   This member of the Agavaceae family was described by J. Benjamin Chabaud in 1876. It is found in the north-eastern part of Mexico, growing in most kinds of soil, but prefers a well-drained. Not much water, but lots of sun. Really old plants can get a base up to 3 meters in diameter and a height up to 10 or maybe 14 meters. The flowers are pale crème or almost white, and it can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

The species name "filifera" comes from the Latin for "making threads".