Yucca gigantea is a species of flowering plant in the asparagus family, native to Mexico and Central America. Growing up to 8–12 m in height, it is an evergreen shrub which is cultivated as an ornamental garden or houseplant.
Yucca guatemalensis (synonym Yucca elephantipes) produces a thickened stem (or trunk) 1-2 m long and 3-5 cm thick. The base of stem is often greatly swollen. The somewhat thinner, much shorter branches at the top of the stem are topped with rossettes of downard-arching, non-rigid leaves. Each glossy, dark green leaf can grow a metre or so long and 8 cm wide. Leaf edge are roughly toothed, but leaf tips are soft.