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Plant Species of the genus Beaucarnea

Information about this genus
Name: Beaucarnea
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Outdoor cultivation is only possible in warm, dry and frost-free areas. In cooler areas plants can be grown in greenhouses or as indoor pot plants. Too much water in winter can cause the stem to rot. Propagation is by seed or offsets in spring.
Description: The 20 species of evergreen trees and shrubs that make up this genus are found in arid regions ranging from the southern USA to Mexico and Guatemala. It is closely related to Yucca and the species have long, linear, often grass-like leaves. The trunks become bulbous and swollen and have thick corky bark. It is several years before plants commence flowering when large panicles of tiny white flowers are carried.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Beaucarnea recurvata 9-11
Beaucarnea stricta 10-11

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