Common Name: Yucca
Scientific Name: Yucca Elephantipes
Lighting: Bright Light
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.