Yucca

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Lighting Requirements

Your Yucca Cane will thrive in a spot with indirect bright light. Make sure that the light is not too intense as this can burn the leaves. Although it can tolerate dim light, its growth does slow down.

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Watering Needs

The Yucca Cane is quite drought-tolerant, and its water requirements are minimal. Wait until the top half of the soil is dry, then water it thoroughly until it flows out into the saucer. It usually needs water only once ever 1-2 weeks. A yellow Yucca Cane means that the plant may be getting overwatered and is rotting.

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Humidity

Yucca Canes don’t need any extra humidity, but like to be occasionally misted.

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Temperature Preferences

Yucca are desert plants, and are very tolerant of temperature. They can grow anywhere between 30 degrees - 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Fertilizer

Your Yucca Cane should be fertilized once a year with a liquid fertilizer diluted to half the suggested strength. Make sure to apply the fertilizer only when the soil is damp; applying it to dry soil can cause its roots to burn.

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Pet-Friendly

The Yucca Cane is considered to be mildly toxic to humans and pets. Any ingestion or consumption can cause irritation of the stomach and mouth along with possible nausea and/or vomiting.

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Extra Care

The Yucca Cane may start growing ‘pups’ off the mother plant at soil level. You can use these to grow more Yucca Canes. Cut off and plant the mature pups in the fall – the mother plant is damaged the least at this time. Mature pups are dark green in color and should be removed from the mother plant with a clean, precise cut. While cutting off the pup, make sure to detach some of the mother plant’s roots as well – this will help form the new plant’s root system when it is newly potted. Water the new plant well and feed it diluted fertilizer.