The Yucca is mainly found in Guatemala and Honduras.
The Yucca likes to be in a light spot (no direct sun), but partial shade is also possible. In the summer, a spot on the terrace is no problem, but watch out for temperatures below 8 degrees. Avoid outside or the midday sun.
During the growing period from April to August, fertilize once every two weeks. Do not water too much, especially in winter. During the growing period, water slightly more than in winter.
Keep the soil slightly drier. The plant should not stand with its feet in the water. Occasionally wipe the leaves of the Yucca with a damp cloth.
If the pot is provided (or you provide it yourself) with a substrate and a water meter, watering is easy! On arrival there is little water in it, fill the pot slowly with water (sometimes wait a while) and you will see that the meter rises by itself. All you have to do is keep an eye on this meter. If you go on holiday, you can fill the pot almost half full (you can see this by the meter that is way above its maximum) and you can safely go away for 3 weeks. In addition, it is also not a problem if the plants do not receive too much and too quickly water. The substrate absorbs the water, so if the water meter is at the bottom, the substrate is still moist, but there is no more water at the bottom of the pot. The plant then still has enough for 4 summer days.
Dry air is not a problem for the Yucca houseplant, so spraying is not immediately necessary. However, a single spray or in the summer once in the rain ensures that the dust is removed.
Because the Yucca needs little nutrition, fertilizing is only advisable in spring and summer. no food in winter! Too much nutrition can lead to burnt roots. Use Pokon green plant food for this.
The Yucca will keep creating new leaves from the heart. The lower leaves may die (natural process) and you can remove them by pulling them down.
Check the Yucca regularly for diseases. Look under and between the leaf, the sooner you detect the disease, the greater the chance of effective control.
Outdoors, a yucca can start blooming. The flowers are spectacular to see, when a yucca starts blooming in the house it is advisable to remove the flower. This flower costs a lot of energy from the plant.
It is advisable to transplant the Yucca into a larger pot immediately after purchase. Preferably do this in the spring so that any damaged roots can recover quickly "during this growth period".
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