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Found this huge plant in
Göteborg Lustgårdar.

The flowers from

Author:  John Gilbert Baker, 1872
Origin:  Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  1 Meter
Height:  3-4 Meters
Flower:  White - Crème Colour - Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Mexican Grass Tree, Oaxacan Tree Nolina
Synonyms:  Yucca longifolia Karw. ex Schult. f. 1830.
Dasylirion longifolium
Nolina longifolia 
Hemsl. 1883.
Nolina parviflora, Hemsl. =
Beaucarnea parviflora, Baker.
Cordyline parviflora, Kunth.
Dasylirion humboldtii, Kunth.
Dracaena parviflora, Willd. ex Schult. & Schult.f.
Nolina altamiranoana, Rose.
Nolina elegans, Rose.
Roulinia humboldtiana, Brongn.
Roulinia karwinskiana, Brongn.
Yucca longifolia, Karw. ex Schult. & Schult.f.

This member of the Nolinaceae family was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1872. It is found in Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to one meter or more in diameter. The stem which branches out by age can reach a height of three or even four meters. The flowers are from white over crème colour to pale yellow.

I believe this plant quite often is sold as Beaucarnea recurvata. It have longer leaves, but hard to tell if B. recurvata have been grown too dark.

The genera name after Monsieur Beaucarne, a Belgian succulent plant grower who first collected flowers of the genera. The species name reefers to the long leaves.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Nolinaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.