Can anyone please tell me what plant is this?

Pot plant with long narrow leaves

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It's called Yucca, and it originates from central America. It is a very tough houseplant, it doesn't need much water nor light. However, they will look healthier and thrive better when given a lot of light.

Be careful not to give it too much water, that can kill your plant.

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    I'm not at all sure that's a yucca. Its leaves do not appear toothed and they're much floppier than any yucca I've ever seen, but I'm in North America so who knows. Do you have a species name or corroborating link that will confirm? Looks more like an agapanthus to me.
    – Jurp
    Dec 8, 2021 at 14:56
  • It is a Yucca - there are spiky tips or thorns on the leaf tips, where they've not been cut off. These are not present on Agapanthus. There are several different varieties of Yucca, some of which have softer,floppier leaves. @Rohma a Unless you live somewhere with an unsuitable climate, this will grow outdoors in my experience.
    – Bamboo
    Dec 8, 2021 at 17:54
  • I don't think it's a yucca, at least none of the varieties I've seen in SoCal. Normally yucca have very firm leaves that are erect. However looking on the wikipedia for yucca does address this particular species: Yucca flaccida Haw; which apparently do droop.
    – Arluin
    Dec 8, 2021 at 19:10
  • The leaves look exactly the same as the the leaves on my own Yucca houseplant plant. Same shape, same color. I have a Yucca elephantipes, so I think it is very likely the same species.
    – benn
    Dec 8, 2021 at 20:33
  • It's very common that yucca as houseplant starts to droop after a while.
    – benn
    Dec 8, 2021 at 20:38

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