How to care for your Yucca Cane
Use these instructions to care for a Yucca Cane. This guide will tell you how to water your Yucca Cane, its light, temperature, and humidity preferences, and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.
Your Yucca Cane will do best in bright indirect light. If the Yucca is exposed to direct light, the leaves may burn. It can tolerate lower light areas but will grow much slower.
The Yucca Cane is a drought-tolerant plant and does not require much water. Water your Yucca Cane only when the top 50% of the soil is dry—perhaps every 1-2 weeks, depending on your indoor climate. Let the water drain through the bottom, empty the saucer of any water, and then allow to dry out again. A Yucca Cane that turns yellow means that it is getting too much water and its roots may be rotting.
Your Yucca Cane does not require any extra humidity, but will appreciate an occasional misting.
Fertilize your Yucca Cane once a year in the spring with liquid plant food. Be sure to dilute the fertilizer to half of the recommended strength and apply only to damp soil.
Yucca Plants are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.
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.