Curved Leaf Yucca Growing: How To Grow Curved Leaf Yucca Plants

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer Yuccas are popular accent plants that contribute a desert-like or tropical look to gardens and landscapes. Unlike some yucca species, curved leaf yucca can grow in relatively cool and wet regions. A curved leaf yucca growing in a courtyard or a rock garden adds a decorative touch. What is Curved Leaf Yucca? Curved leaf yucca (Yucca recurvifolia, also known as Yucca gloriosa var. recurvifolia) is popular in ornamental gardens, and it has the advantage of having leaf tips that are less sharp than in other yucca species. Yuccas are related to agaves and, like them, are native to the Americas. This species is native to the Southeastern United States. However, it can grow across the U.S. in zones 7 to 11, from Arizona to the Pacific Northwest, and also in similar climates worldwide. Curved leaf yucca plants have long, narrow leaves that