Yucca plants usually contain green leather like foliage which radiates from a central stalk. Most Yucca plants have sharp spear-like pointed tips. You can purchase Yucca plants in either a cane or tipped form.
The Yucca plant requires bright light, however they will tolerate less than sunny spots.
So place your Yucca houseplants within 3-5 feet of a window. They also prefer sandy soil and require good drainage. To ensure proper drainage, place 2 inches of pebble stones in the bottom of your pots.
The Yucca plant prefers moderate watering. Water thoroughly once every 7 – 10 days or when the soil feels dry to touch down 1 inch in depth. Because the Yucca is adapter to desert like climates they are able to tolerate being dry.
If the foliage shows a brown tip with a yellow halo you probably are over watering. If not enough water is being given to the plant the foliage will turn solid yellow or brown.
Yucca houseplants tend to be resistant to many of the pests, problems, and diseases that other houseplants encounter. If your Yucca does become infected with bugs or mites, spraying a soapy mixture of water and dish soap over the plant usually does the trick.
Both yucca plants indoors and outside have low water requirements and are even somewhat drought tolerant. Light fertilization can help establish the plant when growing yucca in containers, but is not needed for established plants.
Soil may be poor quality, but should be heavy enough to hold the plant upright. It must also be well-draining.
For best performance of potted yucca plants, the soil should retain some of the water and nutrients. A three to one mixture of sand and peat is a good medium for growing yucca in containers.
Most yucca production indoors is in 10, 14 and 17-inch pots with plants commonly running from 36 inches to 8 feet in height.
Seldom do you find plants in containers larger than 17 inch pots. You will find at times character stumps which can provide some very unusual looks.
Many indoor tropical house plants are not real happy with big temperature changes although they will still work at cleaning the air.
One of the yucca’s best features is its ability to handle variable temperature ranges. With good air movement or circulation, these plants can take temperatures in the 90s to a low in the upper 30s.
This makes the spineless yucca an excellent choice for areas that can have a variety of temperature ranges such as a lobby or home entry. It is also a good selection for plant groupings with cactus or when you want to achieve that Southwestern look.