Another outrageous member of the Agave family which we have welcomed into the Big Plant range.
This wonderfully exotic-looking Mexican native boasts long, arching sword-shaped leaves which form a bold and vibrant clump. The foliage is a rich green with a fabulous cream-white central stripe. Where do flamingos come into this you may wonder? Well flamingos do tend to be pink owing to their diet of shimp – if you’ve ever seen a flamingo in the wild it is quite a spectacle and I suppose the deep pink flower spike which forms during summer is where this Beschorneria gets its name; it too is quite a spectacle and from it hang crazy clusters of bright red-pink and green flowers.
For best results, Beschorneria yuccoides ‘Flamingo Glow’ requires a sunny and sheltered position in free draining soil. You may also plant it in a container. During the colder months you may wish to offer a little protection from any extreme wet and cold weather.
Beschoneria require very little attention other than the occasional water however any tatty leaves may be snipped off if required. This is a wonderful addition to an exotic garden, and planted amongst other hardy exotics.