Dagger Plant – Yucca aloifolia, Y. elephantipes and Y. spp. Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Spanish Bayonet, Dagger Plant Botanical Name: Yucca aloifolia, Y. elephantipes and Y. spp., YUK-a al-lo-i-FOL-i-a and el-e-fan-TI-pes Decorative Life: Many months to years. Availability: Year Round Harvest Instructions: Keep well fertilized to prevent or at least reduce leaf spot disorder. Storage Specifics: Does well if transported in 21 days or less at 40-50F. Tidbits: From “Yuca”, the native name for Manihot esculenta, named by Gerard who mistook the genus for Manihot. The specific epithet “aloifolia” means aloe like leaves while “elephantipes” means elephant foot for reasons that are unclear.