The Yucca can best be described as the cowboy among house plants. The Yucca’s Tex-Mex appearance and sturdy, pointed leaves lend a rough twist to the interior.
The plant grows naturally in the wild in the desert-like areas of North and Central America. It particularly likes warm and dry environments. This is no problem at all for the Yucca because it can survive very well with little water and is resistant to both heat and low night temperatures.
In southern California, near the famous Joshua Tree National Park, is a place called Yucca Valley. Most Yucca plants grow in this area, including several large impressive specimens. If you are thinking of visiting this area, be sure to take enough water with you!