☘ Origin: Southern North America
☘ Family: Asparagus
☘ Botanical Name: Yucca
☘ Common Name: Adam’s Needle
Symbolism: According to the Native Americans, a Yucca symbolizes transmutation, protection and purification. It also symbolizes strength, loyalty and new opportunities.
Yucca will do best in a partly shaded location that receives bright, indirect light. Although Yucca plants may grow in sunnier spots, their appearance could suffer from brown tips or white spots on their leaves.
Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.
Water your Yucca when 75-100% of the soil volume is dry. Water fully and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.
To give your plant the absolute best, room-temperature rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing sugar or salt will hurt your plant!
Yucca Cane does not require any extra humidity, but will appreciate an occasional misting using filtered-water.
Prefers temperatures between (18-29°C).
Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.
Mildly toxic to pets and humans if ingested.
You may see “pups” popping up off the side of the mother cane at the soil level. These can provide you with more Yucca plants. If you wish to plant the mature pups, only do so in the Fall–this does the least amount of damage to the original plant. Remove the mature dark green pup (pale and whitish pups need more time on the mother cane) with a clean, sharp cut between the parent plant and the pup. Make sure to take some of the parent roots where the pup is attached, along with the pup. This root piece from the parent will form the new root system for the pup once it is placed in fresh potting soil. Water thoroughly and apply a diluted application of fertilizer.
● Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".
● Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).
Above all, make sure you’re ready for plant parenthood.
💡 These essential care instructions are just guidelines; watering frequency, care routine will vary depending on location, light, temperature, humidity and air circulation in a space -- and most of all on your care.
💡 Your plant relies on you to give it healthy living conditions and deserves plenty of TLC. In fact, the mere act of paying attention to it on daily basis -- or "listening | talking" to it, if you will -- is one of the most important things you can do as a plant parent.
💡 If you see any signs of distress, you may need to act immediately to save your plant.
💡 On top of useful plant care advice, is expanding your knowledge and self-study in regard to your specific plants types. Further reading is a great resource for learning all about your plants, and the proper care that each of them needs along with any signs of distress or diseases. You can learn which are the best spots for your plants in your home, how to grow different plants, how to water your plants correctly, how to treat immediately and more.
💡 At the end of the day, you’re the plant’s guardian and your plant cannot survive without your love and care.