Yucca plant name includes more than 30 perennial species of shrubs and trees. The most common species are Yuca gigantea and Yuca aloifolia. This genus is native to arid parts of South and North America and the Caribbean.
The Yucca plant can grow from 1 to 10 ft (1-3m) tall. It usually has long, sharp narrow leaves that remind of swords. Blooms in spring or late summer, depending on the variety of plants. Some varieties flower only once and then slowly die. Flowers are usually white or pale pink. It can have invasive roots.
The plant is moderately toxic, so be careful if you have curious dogs or cats.