The other day I was out doing my usual early morning inspection when I noticed this. A flower forming on my soft leaf yucca, Yucca recurvifolia.
I'll swear that flower stalk was not there yesterday. Surely I would have noticed it.
But then again, just like the flower stalk on the agave this flower grows at an enormous rate. The good news is that the plant will not die.
These photographs were taken on each morning for four days. Here we are today.
How many days until the blooms open? Less than a week I think. This is one yucca that will flower because it is protected from wildlife. All my yuccas outside the walls have their flower stalks nipped off before they open.