Indoor plant yucca – care

Yucca is a fast growing tub plant that is most suitable for decorating large rooms. Also, such an incomparable plant as yucca can decorate a hall, office or winter garden. Yucca is a light-loving plant and also loves clean air. For proper care, the plant will repay you with an overgrown chic bush with wonderful long leaves. Its beauty is limited not only by this: yucca is also capable of blooming and can delight with paniculate inflorescences.

Indoor plant yucca. Farmer Blumenbüro Holland

There are about 40 plant species, most of which are found in Central America. The plant is considered tree-like, as it is very similar to a palm tree, the yucca has a straight trunk, and the crown consists of leaves that are quite tough and slightly prickly. The second unofficial name of the plant is “palm lily”.

With regard to cultivation, yucca can be planted without disturbance in open ground only in warm climates, i.e. the plant can easily adapt in the south of Russia.

Yucca is quite popular in Europe; it is usually bought to decorate large apartments, winter gardens. The popularity of yucca lies not only in its beauty, for every grower, reproduction also plays a huge role. Stem cuttings – it is with such a simple method that yucca propagates.


If we talk about the addictions of the plant, yucca loves frequent watering and moist air. Air humidity is created by spraying. About once a week, the yucca needs a so-called kind of warm shower – this is so that the leaves do not grow brown and do not dry out. For young plants, it is best to choose a location with bright light, and it is recommended to expose them to the sun more often. But this does not mean that the yucca loves the sun, rather, on the contrary, it needs a cool place, in winter, for example, the optimum temperature for keeping the plant should be 10-12 degrees. C, while watering should be reduced at times, making it possible to dry out the soil in the pot.

Like many plants, yucca is no exception and has its enemies, various pests. The most dangerous for the plant is the shoot moth. A small butterfly that looks like a house moth is capable of laying eggs on the trunk of a yucca. Further, the soft tissues of the plant are eaten by moth larvae. Whether the plant is affected by moths or not is easily determined by the color of the leaves, they turn yellow. There is only one method of preventing onion moths – examining the plant before buying. There are no chemical treatments for moths. If the leaves turn yellow, do not be scared, as this is possible due to a lack of light. Also, the plant is affected by a spider mite, scabbard.

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