Yucca

(Question)

I have just bought a yucca (stemless type) with curly leaves. I was reading that the yucca tends to produce pups that are really prolific. Also, once you get a yucca, it is really hard to get rid of it as it grows back from left over roots.
I would like it to remain in a limited space and would not like to do too much digging up and dividing.
Is this the right choice? I live in Toronto

(Answer)

Without knowing the exact variety of yucca you have purchased, it is difficult to say whether your plant is actually hardy enough to withstand a Toronto winter outside.  Perhaps your best bet is to grow it in a pot, outdoors in a sunny spot during the warmer months and take it inside or at least into a garage or shed for the winter.  This way, you can control its spread.

Toronto Master Gardeners have answered other questions about yucca plants which you might find helpful. For more information see https://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/index.php/askagardener/yuccas/