Saturday Snapshots– How often does a Yucca plant bloom?
Our yucca plant sent up a spike about a week ago. This week the blossoms opened a little at a time
A close-up shot of the blooms
This plant is one of 49 species and 24 subspecies that grow in North America to South America. Ours appears to be yucca filamentosa. Our yucca blooms once every few years and so we wait for it to bloom and watch its progress.
But how often it blooms may depend on the species of this slow-growing plant, as noted on ehow site:
Not all species of yucca bloom with similar regularity or visual prominence. As these plants are slow-growing, some take considerable time to mature to an age that produces flowers. Once a plant does bloom, expect blooms to return again the subsequent years at the same time of year.