Yucca mixtecana is a tree-like evergreen perennial plant with an unbranched main trunk, or sometimes with branches near the top. The plant can grow around 2.5 - 5 metres tall, with a rosette of sword-shaped leaves at the apex of each stem. Individual leaves are around 40 - 65cm long and 1 - 3cm wide[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a fibre. It is grown as an ornamental[
Yucca mixtecana is only known from a restricted area in the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley Biosphere Reserve. The species is utilised locally for many different purposes and even though this currently does not cause a decline in the population, the species grows in low numbers. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2020)[
Southwest N. America - southwest Mexico (S. Puebla, NW. Oaxaca).
Tropical deciduous forest and xerophillous scrub; on shallow rocky soils; at elevations from 1,370 - 2,200 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
This species has a slow reproduction rate[
The leaves are used as fibre to make arts-crafts[
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