Is Yucca queretaroensis Slow?

Purchased February 2011 in 4" pots, along with Yucca rostrata 'Sapphire Skies' (lower right) and Agave bracteosa 'Monterey Frost'
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Described as "very slow" growing.  What is "very slow"?  I would think it means:  three years later and you can barely see the difference.  Agave bracteosa 'Monterey Frost':  "very slow", yes. 

I planted the Yuccas on the slope in November of '11.  The Yucca are the trio of circled plants nearest the top of the wall.  The one in the middle is Y. rostrata 'Sapphire Skies'. 
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September 2014.  I moved one Yucca to the spot where Aloe arborescens was (gall mite).   It was Not Easy.   The Yucca survived the move so far.  The other queretaroensis is too close to the larger Metrosideros (in syllable count as well as physically), and the rostrata is too close to the smaller Metrosideros.  Batting zero for two here.  Easiest to move the smaller Metrosideros and the queretaroensis.   Easiest, if not easy. 
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These Yucca do grow faster than "very slow"--otherwise I wouldn't have to move them already.  Is Yucca queretaroensis slow?  Moderately slow, yes...super slow, no. 

Comments

  1. The growth guide was all relative I suppose. With its fleshy roots and starting small, plus free root run very slow can become not so slow.

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    1. You are right. I think most all plants are better planted small. Must get them placed correctly according to mature size--which I don't always get right.

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  2. I started with a good-sized Yucca rostrata in summer of 2012 and it has pleased me by growing at an acceptable pace. It's not getting a trunk yet, but I can envision the day. But my A. bracteosa 'Monterey Frost' is a total slowpoke. Of course, that could partly be because I have it in a container, so I'm toying with trying it in the ground next summer.

    Those A. 'Blue Glow' look fabulous with the yuccas.

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    1. I don't think Non-hur-ry Frost is any faster in the ground, but it looks better--better color on the foliage. Seems like all the great Fling gardens had a resident rostrata. Yours is in the ground?

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  3. That's actually good news. I think there's a big difference between plants in pots vs. in the ground. My Y. queretaroensis is in a pot and seems to be doing very little. I'll find a nice spot for it in the ground this fall and hope for the best.

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    1. Pots vs. the ground, big difference here: plants in the ground don't die!

      Good luck with your Y.q. I think it will do great for you.

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  4. Well, I was always told that gardening is the slowest art form. Why am I always bugging my plants to either hurry up or slow down?

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