Yucca cane are dependable houseplants native to arid parts of the Americas and Caribbean. Their popularity has spanned decades, and are a great choice for those who like a low maintenance plant. This slow growing breed sure makes a statement.
Easy Care Facts:
Yucca love bright, indirect light. They can handle lower lighting situations, but they will grow even slower than they do in optimal light. Do not expose to too much direct light or you can scorch the leaves.
Yucca are very drought tolerant, so you can let the soil dry out at least 50% before watering again. Yellowing leaves indicates over watering.
In order to not over-fertilize your yucca, do a yearly fertilization in the spring. Make sure to use a high quality fertilizer at half the recommended strength.
Yucca's can thrive in dry environments. No extra humidity needed.
Most varieties are very accommodating to most temperatures, but as a rule of thumb do not dip below 45 degrees.
Yucca are mildly toxic when ingested.
Tips and Tricks
You won't need to repot a yucca very often due to the slow growth. Repot every other year in the spring with a pot 1-2 inches larger than the previous pot. Because of the top heaviness of these plants, use a deeper, narrow pot. Use a well draining soil mix that won't hold excess water to prevent root rot.
Yucca grow pups that can be propagated when they mature. Look for young growth along the side of the plant. Wait until they have matured enough to develop darker green fronds. If they leaves are light green they are not ready to be separated. Cut the babies off with a sterile utensil and then utilize rooting hormone to promote new growth. Water thoroughly when replanting, then do not water again until the soil is 50% dry. Keep out of bright direct light until established.