I mentioned in a previous post, that despite having several yuccas I have yet to have one flower. Well I finally have my first yucca flowering and typically it is the one plant I did not want to flower!
I rescued a yucca gloriosa variegata from my parents house towards the end of the summer. It has a 3 - 4 foot trunk but the head is in terrible condition having flowered in previous years. They wanted to get rid of it, so I dug it up and have been carefully nursing it back to life. Checking on it the other day I found this:
Flowers can seriously set yuccas back, they put so much energy into the flower that it can take years to get back into full growth. Given that I have been trying to nurse this one back to full health, the last thing I wanted was for it to flower. How come I have all these other plants that I have been desperate to flower and nothing and now just when you don't want a flower along it comes.