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Yucca Plant

 Yucca Plant

 

Common Name(s)

Yucca Plant

Latin Name

Yucca Elephantipes

Care Level

Perfect For Beginners

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Light

Yuccas grow best in bright indirect light. As a slow growing plant, the yucca will be even slower to produce new leaves in low to medium light. An ideal location is near a west, east, or south-facing window.

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Water

A Yucca plant originates in the deserts of Mexico and Guatemala so it likes to be kept dry. Allow the soil to dry out before watering. Over watering is the main and probably the only way to kill a yucca.

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Humidity

Yucca plants do well in basic and even low household humidity.

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Temperature

A yucca can adapt to temperatures as low as 1°C and as high as 32°C.

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Fertiliser

Feed monthly from March to August with a well balanced plant fertiliser.

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Toxicity

Yucca plants are slightly poisonous with a #1 toxicity level. The poisonous part of the plant is difficult to reach, but a persistent child or pet might be able to get through the tough exterior and eat it.

Why are the bottom leaves of my Yucca becoming brown and crispy?

When the bottom leaves on a yucca turn light brown and crispy, it usually means the plant needs more water. Be careful not to over do it, but water your yucca a little more frequently.

Why is the stem of my Yucca soft and mushy?

The stems get soft and mushy when they are overwatered. Remove the plant from the soil to check the roots, you may need to cut the mushy part of the stem and repot this plant after one to two days of drying out.

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