YUCCA

Plants adapted to living in dry environments are called a xerophyte. Xerophyte’s include succulents, pineapple, poinsettia, peyote, Barbary Fig, and many others. Succulents are plants that store water in their leaves. They include cactus, aloe, jade plant, agave, yucca, and more. Both agave and yucca are rosette forming plants. Agave generally have sharp spines on… Read More YUCCA

BANANA YUCCA

Banana Yucca’s are water storing plants found in arid conditions. They¬†come from the genus Agave, which are of the family Succulent. They have rigid sharp-tipped leaves and they bloom large white flowers from April to July. This one was in a rocky, high desert, Pinyon-Juniper forest area near the Grand Canyon.

CACTI (part 1)

It is very cool to live in the desert southwest and be introduced to many various xerophytes. These are plants that conserve water and are adapted to arid conditions, they include agaves, yuccas, and cacti. These plants are very different as yuccas and agaves have long fibrous leaves while the cactus generally have sharp leaves… Read More CACTI (part 1)