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Yucca Cane Care

The Yucca is a low-maintenance plant with sword-like green leaves atop sturdy canes! This plant is sure to make a statement in your home.

How to care for your Yucca Cane

Use these instructions to care for a Yucca Cane. This guide will tell you how to water a Yucca Cane; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Yucca Cane

LIGHT

Your Yucca prefers bright indirect light. It will tolerate lower light, but growth will slow. If the Yucca is exposed to direct light, the leaves may burn.

WATER

Water your Yucca when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Yucca Cane does not require any extra humidity, but will appreciate an occasional misting.

TEMPERATURE

Your Yucca Cane prefers temperatures between 65°-75° F.

FOOD

Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Yucca Plants are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

You may see “pups” popping up off the side of the mother cane at the soil level. These can provide you with more Yucca plants. If you wish to plant the mature pups, only do so in the Fall–this does the least amount of damage to the original plant. Remove the mature dark green pup (pale and whitish pups need more time on the mother cane) with a clean, sharp cut between the parent plant and the pup. Make sure to take some of the parent roots where the pup is attached, along with the pup.  This root piece from the parent will form the new root system for the pup once it is placed in fresh potting soil. Water thoroughly and apply a diluted application of fertilizer.

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What's a Yucca Cane?

Botanical Classification: Yucca elephantipes

About

The easy-to-grow Yucca Cane is a great choice for any first-time plant owner. Showing off its sword-like foliage on three upright canes, this plant makes a bold statement.

Native to Guatemala and southeast Mexico, the Yucca Cane enjoys dry environments and bright sunlight.

Fun fact

Several varieties of Yucca bear edible flowers and fruit.

Pictured Left: Staggered Yucca Cane
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Your Yucca Cane is an incredibly drought-tolerant plant and does not require much water. Water only when the top 50% of the soil is dry.
- Plant Mom

Staggered Yucca Cane

Low maintenance with sword-like green leaves atop three sturdy canes
Very easy, perfect for beginners, Medium to bright indirect light
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