Yucca Gloriosa 'Variegata'

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Basic Info

Yucca Gloriosa is also commonly known as the ‘Variegata’. The plant is beautiful and easy to grow making it ideal for people who want a green looking succulent in their house. The plant main feature are the long pointy and sharp leaves. When it floweres you can expect creamy-white flowers.

Scientific Classification

Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucci

Care and Propagation Information


Yucca Gloriosa ‘Variegata’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care of. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Veriegata healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Yucca Gloriosa ‘Variegata’

This succulent type is a rare one which blooms in the spring. When it blooms, you will enjoy creamy-white flowers. It is a nice addition to your collection of plants especially if you have it displayed in a beautiful pot.

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Quick Facts:

Where to Plant

Yucca Gloriosa ‘Variegata’ succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 7a-11 which is around 0°C (40 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Variegata in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

When selecting what pot to use be sure that you understand the difference between the material used (See our guide on how to pick the best plant pot).

How to Propagate Yucca Gloriosa ‘Variegata’

Variegata can be propagated by offsets. This succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store. You can learn all about How To Repot Succulents in our guide.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.

How to Propagate Yucca Gloriosa ‘Variegata’ From Offsets

Variegata propagates from offsets. To be able to propagate from the mother plant, you might wait several years for the main plant to produce an offset. To start this process, use a sharp knife and remove an offset from the main plant. When you remove the offset, clean the extra soil from it. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.

Origin and Habitat

Variegata is known to be a varigated cultivar of Yucca Gloriosa.