Flamingo Glow Beschorneria Beschorneria yuccoides Flamingo Glow = 'Besys' (PBR) (v)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
beschorneria [Flamingo Glow]


The plant known as Flamingo Glow is characterized by its alluring and tropical appearance. It boasts a rosette of long, narrow leaves that have a lush, green color, giving it a very elegant and structured look. These leaves often feature a hint of pink along the edges, which is where the name Flamingo Glow derives from. Contributing to its decorative appearance, the leaf margins may display delicate filaments that add a touch of refined detail. Seasonally, the plant produces tall, dramatic flower spikes. These spikes carry reddish-pink flowers that hang in clusters, attracting not only human admirers but also pollinators such as hummingbirds and bees. The overall appearance of Flamingo Glow is striking, with a remarkable combination of green foliage accented by pink tones, making it a bold statement piece in any garden composition or as a standalone plant.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Flamingo Glow Beschorneria, Mexican Lily.

    • Common names

      Beschorneria yuccoides Flamingo Glow.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Beschorneria yuccoides, commonly known as Mexican Lily, generally does not contain any toxins that are harmful to humans. However, it is always advisable to avoid ingesting parts of ornamental plants as they are not intended for human consumption and could cause allergic reactions or gastrointestinal discomfort in some individuals. Always exercise caution and keep plants out of the reach of small children who might inadvertently ingest plant parts.

    • To pets

      Mexican Lily is not known to be toxic to pets, but as with humans, it is not intended for consumption. While it's not expected to be harmful, ingestion can lead to gastrointestinal upset in some animals due to the novelty and fiber content of the plant material. As with any non-food plants, pet owners should always monitor their pets and prevent them from chewing on or ingesting the plants to avoid any potential issues. If you notice any signs of illness after your pet has ingested Mexican Lily, such as vomiting or diarrhea, consult your veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      4 feet (1.2 meters)

    • Spread

      3 feet (0.9 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attractive Foliage: The variegated leaves of 'Mexican Lily' add visual interest to any garden.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, it requires minimal watering, making it suitable for xeriscaping and water-wise gardens.
    • Low Maintenance: It demands little care beyond occasional trimming of spent flower stalks and old foliage.
    • Cold Resistance: It can withstand cooler temperatures than many other tropical plants, expanding its growing range.
    • Architectural Structure: Its rosette form and towering flower spikes provide a dramatic architectural presence in a garden setting.
    • Pollinator-Friendly: The blooms attract hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Long Blooming Period: The plant has a prolonged flowering phase which adds to its decorative appeal over an extended season.
    • Non-Invasive: Unlike some other species, it doesn't spread aggressively, making it a responsible choice for cultivated gardens.
    • Deer Resistance: It's generally not favored by deer, reducing the likelihood of damage in areas with deer populations.
    • Container Suitability: It can be grown in pots or containers, making it versatile for patios, balconies, and other constrained spaces.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Natural Dye: The leaves of the Flamingo Glow plant can be used to create natural dyes for fabric, often resulting in subtle green hues.
    • Textile Fiber: Fibers from the leaves can be harvested and processed to create textiles or ropes, although this is more commonly done with agave plants, which are similar in appearance.
    • Themed Gardens: Flamingo Glow is ideal for xeriscaping and adds an exotic touch to themed gardens, such as a Mexican or desert-inspired landscape.
    • Edging Plants: Their striking form and coloration can be utilized as living edging to define walkways or garden borders.
    • Architectural Photography: The plant's unique structure can be used to create interesting contrasts in architectural photography.
    • Water Conservation Education: Flamingo Glow, being drought resistant, is used in educational settings to teach about water conservation in gardening.
    • Artistic Inspiration: Artists may draw inspiration from the vibrant colors and forms of the Flamingo Glow for various types of artwork, including paintings and sculptures.
    • Cultural Symbol: It can be used in cultural ceremonies or as a symbol in areas where it is native or has significance.
    • Garden Sculpture: When dried, the tall flower stalks can be varnished and used as natural garden sculptures or in floral arrangements.
    • Privacy Screening: Planted in rows, these plants can provide a degree of privacy due to their height and density.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Beschorneria yuccoides is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    Beschorneria yuccoides is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Resilience: Beschorneria yuccoides, commonly known as false red yucca, is a plant that can tolerate drought and poor soil conditions, symbolizing the ability to thrive in challenging circumstances.
    • Sustainability: As a plant that requires little maintenance and minimal water, the false red yucca represents sustainable practices and conservation of resources.
    • Unique Beauty: With its distinctive red-pink flowers and lance-shaped leaves, the false red yucca signifies the beauty found in uniqueness and standing out from the crowd.
    • Protection: The tough, fibrous nature of the false red yucca's foliage can symbolize protection and defense against adversity.

Every 2-3 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Flamingo Glow Beschorneria should be watered deeply until the water runs through the drainage holes, approximately every 1-2 weeks during active growth in the spring and summer, and less often during the dormant winter months, about once a month or when the top inch of soil feels dry. This succulent-like plant prefers drying out between waterings, so it's critical not to overwater. Provide roughly 16-32 ounces of water for potted plants, adjusting for size, and up to 1-2 gallons for larger outdoor plants, ensuring the soil is well-drained to prevent root rot.

  • sunLight

    Flamingo Glow Beschorneria thrives in partial sunlight to bright, indirect light; direct sunlight may scorch the leaves. An ideal spot would be a location that receives dappled sunlight or a few hours of morning sun with afternoon shade. Avoiding the harsh midday sun will keep the variegation on the leaves vibrant and prevent damage.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Flamingo Glow Beschorneria prefers temperatures ranging from 50°F to 90°F, which makes it suitable for most indoor environments. It can survive brief periods of colder temperatures down to about 30°F, but prolonged exposure to freezing conditions can be detrimental. The ideal temperature range for optimal growth is between 65°F and 80°F.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Flamingo Glow Beschorneria is mainly for aesthetic purposes and to remove any damaged or dead leaves. Prune sparingly, and the best time for light pruning is during the spring before new growth begins. This generally doesn't have to be done more than once a year, and always use clean, sharp tools to make precise cuts.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Beschorneria yuccoides, commonly known as Mexican Lily, thrives in well-draining soil with a pH ranging from neutral to slightly acidic. A soil mix that includes equal parts of loam, coarse sand, and peat or leaf mold works well for Mexican Lily. Adjusting the composition with added perlite or pumice can enhance drainage, which is critical for preventing root rot in this succulent-like perennial.

  • plantRepotting

    Mexican Lily should be repotted every 2-3 years to replenish the soil and accommodate root growth. Ensure you use a slightly larger pot with adequate drainage holes when repotting to maintain the health of the plant.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Mexican Lily prefers moderate humidity levels but is tolerant of a wide range. It can thrive in typical indoor humidity levels, making it suitable for a variety of indoor environments without the need for additional humidity control measures.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright indirect light and ensure good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Grow in partial shade, shelter from strong winds, protect from frost.

    • Hardiness zone

      8-10 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Beschorneria yuccoides 'Flamingo Glow', commonly known as Flamingo Glow Mexican Lily, begins its life cycle as a seed, germinating in moist, well-drained soil in partial shade to full sun. After germination, it grows into a rosette of arching, evergreen leaves, with the plant gradually maturing and forming a dense clump. Throughout its growth, it requires minimal maintenance, with attention to watering during dry periods. After several years, the mature plant produces a dramatic, tall flower spike with pink and green bracts and tubular flowers, usually in late spring or early summer, which attract pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds. Following pollination, it develops seed capsules, which upon drying, release the seeds to complete the reproductive cycle. The parent plant continues to grow and can produce offsets, which can be divided and replanted to propagate new plants.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: Beschorneria yuccoides 'Flamingo Glow', commonly known as Flamingo Glow, can be propagated through division, which is the most popular method. This process typically takes place during the late winter to early spring before the plant begins its active growing phase. To propagate by division, carefully remove the plant from its container or from the ground and gently separate the rhizomes, ensuring that each division has at least one growth point. Replant the divisions into pots with well-draining soil, water them thoroughly, using about a cup of water (approximately 240 milliliters) for small pots and more for larger divisions, ensuring they are evenly moist but not soggy. It is important to keep the newly potted divisions in a warm, bright location but out of direct sunlight until new growth is evident, indicating that the plant has successfully established roots.