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Yucca gloriosa. Spanish dagger. Non-native evergreen succulent. Often used as a houseplant. Full sun/part shade. Best if out of worst heat. Slow/moderate grower.


Cheap, easy and quick to propagate from cuttings, Yucca aloifolia 'Spanish Bayonet', Yucca treculeana 'Spanish Dagger', or even Yucca brevifolia 'Joshua Tree', are great security hedges. They have beautiful and exotically bazaar, stiff leaves, hence the nickname, "Burlars' Nightmare." Their flowers are edible. Read this for for one example of how to use them: