Yucca gloriosa is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to the southeastern United States. Growing to 2.5 m, it is an evergreen shrub.
Yucca gloriosa is a broad-leaved evergreen and one of the many attractive Yucca plant species of the family Asparagaceae. It is commonly known as Spanish dagger. The plant genus (Yucca) name comes from the Carbi term for manihot. The specific species ‘gloriosa’, means glorious or splendid. The mature plant is an evergreen shrub or a small tree. Young plants present more of an appearance of a herbaceous perennial. This plant is native to the southeastern United States, and it is tolerant of both drought and salt. In an ideal setting, the plant grows as 8′ feet tall, makes a great accent plant and loves full sun.