Yucca Elata

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here is a pic of my oldest and slowest growing Y. elata :lol:
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My favorite Yucca :toothy7: How old is it? What kind of prices do elatas go for around your place. Up here i can only find 1 gallon size ones that go for $10. And the place that sells them are always sold out. :(
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That plant is about 7 years old :( , but they usually grow faster then that :D They pick up speed with age!
Cost here is around $7-7.50 range, or $5.00 if you pick them up from my place :D And if I have them in stock :?
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It's too bad they take so long to grow. :( Oh well by the time i'm 60 years old i figure i could have a few nice size ones in my front yard. LOL
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Well....they grow a lot faster then that one in the pic. I have others that are only a couple of years old that are the same size :D I don't know what I did wrong with that one :roll: It was one I bought. The others I have are home grown, and are doing much better. Give them 10 years and you will have a plant to talk about :hello1:
The first 2-4 years are the slowest growth for this plant.
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I wish I had a some recent pics of my elatas, because this winter they grew a bunch of long hair from the center, or it came off the leaves. Either way they have became very hairy this winter :shock: I never seen this before :?
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Yeah, that would be neat to see. :) I hope i can get some elatas this spring. Do you have any for sale this spring?

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I went outside yesterday to take a pic of it, but I don't think it will show up as good as I like, maybe I will take one just for fun :D
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Yes Jay I think I still do have some for sale, let me know if you want one, and I will check :)

Here is that pic of the Y. elata that grew the long hairs this winter :shock:
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Aaron,

That would be great if you could hold one or two of them for me until the weather gets a little warmer. I'll be in Coure d' Alene Idaho in a couple of weeks but i'm guessing your allot further south? I have never seen such a hairy elata before. :D

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Hi Jay,
I checked to see what I have in the pots, and I have only one, but that one has been eaten down by rabbits. I gave Plantasia Cactus Gardens 4-5 plants to sell for me but I think he might want a couple dollars more?
If the one comes back and I am sure it will I will save it for you :)

I would take you one, but Coure d' Alene is as far from me as Las Vegas :( If the one comes back from the rabbit attack, I will mail it to you. I checked with the post office, I can mail plants in a large envelopes with out extra cost to you. I also will be growing more of them this summer :)
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Sounds good Aaron. That would be great if the elata comes back. :D So you must live right by the Nevada border?

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I live about 40 miles from the border? Or close to that, it does not take long to get to Jackpot Nevada. :)

Jay if that one does not come back I will see about getting one from Plantasia Cactus Gardens for you. I will probably see the owner again in April :)
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Jackpot Nevada, my favorite place to go when on my way to LV. :D

That would cool if you would do that for me Aaron. But if it's too much trouble to get one back then don't worry about it. Just let me know how much and what the shipping cost is to send you if the elata makes a comeback or you get another one. :D

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Jay,
I think it will be about $7-9 dollars for the plant and about $6 dollars for the shipping and handling. I will know more later if the one comes back or I talk to the owner of Plantasia Cactus Gardens. :)
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Sounds good Aaron. :D Keep me posted.
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Will do! :)
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updated 7-9-10

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Aaron, it's a toss-up whether elata or brevifolia is more beautiful.
I think it's a tie.

The wait is certainly worth it with this one. :D :D
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your Y. elata is a beauty!
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Nice Aaron :D
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Thanks you guys. :D
I love elata also but they have been so slow for me. The one in the pic is older than my biggest j-tree. :|
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Up dated sept 2010

Starting to grow a trunk and is growing faster. :D
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Here is another Yucca elata pic.
Second year in a row this one has bloomed. It's never going to be of size if it keeps blooming. :?

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My oldest and largest.

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Looking good! Nice size! :D how tall is it?
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Edmar wrote:Looking good! Nice size! :D how tall is it?
I just measured it...4' 6" :)
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I just measured it...4' 6" :)
8) That's a nice height! I wish some of my hybrids would reach that height someday...
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That's a beautiful yucca. Make me wonder why I don't have one.
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chadec wrote:That's a beautiful yucca. Make me wonder why I don't have one.
You should try one. They seem to grow good in the east.
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That is a nice shaped Elata Aaron. Mine does not look that good.... part of the problem being a rapidly growing Trachycarpus Nova which is blocking out light....bad positioning I guess :oops:
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andym wrote:That is a nice shaped Elata Aaron. Mine does not look that good.... part of the problem being a rapidly growing Trachycarpus Nova which is blocking out light....bad positioning I guess :oops:
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Thank you. I think those look awesome! That is one cool jungle you have. 8)
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