A sought-after succulent, the yucca, adds a very tropical feel and a distinct look to your garden. It’s a sure head-turner with its long foliage like swords and beautiful fountain-like white flowers terminating on a long trunk from its base.
Pronounced YUK-ah, it is often misunderstood to be the same as yuca (pronounced YOU-kah), the root crop that is otherwise known as cassava. The yucca’s roots are not edible but if you’re ever in need of natural shampoo/soap source, you’ve found one! More on that later.