Yucca

Needs little water
Tolerates direct sunlight
Lightly air-purifying
Nutrition every month (summer)
Toxic for animals
Repot every other year
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Intro

The Yucca belongs to the family Asparagaceae and is also called palm lily. The plant originates from Central America. It is a characteristic plant with a modern appearance. 

Location

The Yucca likes an average pitch. The plant can be planted anywhere, but not in full sun or shade. The plant needs an average of 4 to 5 hours of sunlight a day, which is usually achieved in every living room. In summer the plant can go outside, but not in the bright sun.


Yucca care


Temperature

A minimum daytime temperature of 18 degrees Celsius is recommended and a minimum nighttime temperature of 10 degrees Celsius.

Watering

The Yucca generally does not like much water. The soil must be dried up for a long time before the plant needs to be given new water. Too much water can lead to root rot, which in turn can have worse consequences for the plant. It is difficult to say exactly how much water is needed, as it depends on light intensity, temperature and size. No water should remain in the pot, so the moisture should be absorbed by the soil. 

Spraying

Dry air is no problem for the Yucca houseplant, so spraying is not directly necessary. However, occasional spraying or summers once in the rain ensures that the dust is removed.

Nutrition

Because the Yucca needs little food, fertilizing is only advisable in spring and summer. In winter no food! Too much food can lead to burnt roots. Use Pokon green plant food for this.

Repotting

It is advisable to transfer the Yucca immediately after purchase into a larger pot. Do this preferably in the spring so that any damaged roots can quickly recover "in this growing period".

Flowering

Outside a yucca can start flowering. The flowers are spectacular to see, when a yucca starts to bloom in the house it is advisable to remove the flower. This flower costs a lot of energy from the plant.

Pruning

The Yucca will create new leaves over and over again from the heart. The lower leaves can die off (natural process) and you can remove them by pulling them down. 

Origin

The Yucca is mainly found in Guatemala and Honduras. Better known as the Palmlily. This self-willed stress reliever is known for its pointed leaves and Tex-Mex appearance. Tough, prickly and reliable: actually the Yucca is the cowboy among the houseplants.



Diseases

It is advisable to check the Yucca from time to time for vermin. Pests can be prevented by regular spraying. If there are still pests, it is advisable to control them as soon as possible with a biological or chemical pesticide.


Suitable plant nutrition for Yucca


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