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Yucca

Yucca

The Yucca originates from Central America. Although he is fortunate to be found in our living room for years. The plant is also called the Palm Lily in the Netherlands. Despite its nickname, the Yucca is not related to the palm. On the contrary! The Yucca descends from the Asparagaceae family. This family has many herbaceous plants and even the Asparagaceae is a nephew! Perhaps the best thing about the Yucca is its care. The plant is not so difficult about that! It's an easy houseplant that is quickly satisfied.

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Yucca

The Yucca originates from Central America. Although he is fortunate to be found in our living room for years. The plant is also called the Palm Lily in the Netherlands. Despite its nickname, the Yucca is not related to the palm. On the contrary! The Yucca descends from the Asparagaceae family. This family has many herbaceous plants and even the Asparagaceae is a nephew! Perhaps the best thing about the Yucca is its care. The plant is not so difficult about that! It’s an easy houseplant that is quickly satisfied.

Yucca

The Yucca originates from Central America. Although he is fortunate to be found in our living room for years. The plant is also called the Palm Lily in the Netherlands. Despite its nickname, the Yucca is not related to the palm. On the contrary! The Yucca descends from the Asparagaceae family. This family has many herbaceous plants and even the Asparagaceae is a nephew! Perhaps the best thing about the Yucca is its care. The plant is not so difficult about that! It’s an easy houseplant that is quickly satisfied.

Indirect sunlight

Water once every 3 weeks

Air-purifying

Extra nutrition every month

Toxic

Repot every 3 years

Indirect sunlight

Water once every 3 weeks

Air-purifying

Extra nutrition every month

Toxic

Repot every 3 years

How do you take care of a Yucca?

The best location

Its nickname Palm Lily suggests that it is a real sun worshipper. He is, but with direct sunlight he is not best friends. The Yucca prefers indirect sunlight. So just by that same light window, only 2 to 3 meters away. Would you like to place the Yucca next to your window? Then avoid the midday sun. This could be done by closing the curtains in the afternoon, or by simply not choosing a south-facing window. If the Yucca only gets 5 hours of sunshine, it will be happy! When there is enough light, the leaf of the Yucca stays (or becomes) hard. If you have just bought a Yucca, move the plant closer and closer to its new location. The Yucca is grown in filtered light and a place in indirect sunlight can damage the leaves.

Watering the Yucca

The Yucca hates too much water. But it really hates it. In winter a sip of water once every 4 to 6 weeks is enough. That doesn’t sound like much, but the Yucca thinks otherwise. He’s not that keen on water. Although we do recommend to give him some more water in the summer. Especially during warmer days. Think of a sip of water once every 2 to 3 weeks. As long as the earth is dry! That is how the Yucca prefers to grow. Didn’t you water a little too enthusiastically? Make sure that the Yucca does not suffer from root rot. You can recognize root rot by the soft trunk at the bottom of the plant. In that case you can carefully remove the plant from its pot. In most cases repotting will help against root rot.

Plant nutrition

The Yucca needs little extra power. Supplementary feeding is not a requirement, but can be sensible in the summer months. By adding extra energy from spring onwards, the plant may grow even faster. Do you want to feed the plant? This can be done from spring to autumn. We recommend giving plant nutrition once a month. For this you can use Universal plant nutrition.

Repotting

Although the plant looks large, it is not such a fast grower. Pots are therefore only needed once every 3 years. In addition, it is best to repot the plant directly at the time of purchase. If you are going to repot, we advise you to do so in the spring. In spring the plant has the most energy to be able to repair any damage. When repotting, always use a flower pot that is at least 20% larger.

Air purifying function

The Yucca doesn’t just look tough. He is! He’s a very good air purifier. Especially dirty smells and harmful substances conjure up the Yucca out of the air. During the day, the plant opens its stomata. This allows it to convert CO2 into oxygen. And at the same time it takes those dirty smells with it. An ideal houseplant!

Is the Yucca poisonous?

The Yucca is a poisonous houseplant. Do you have children or pets? Then this plant is not quite suitable. If you have already brought the Yucca into your house, it is important to pay close attention to the leaves. As soon as a bite has been taken from the leaf, it is best to call the doctor. In the meantime, pay close attention to symptoms.

Diseases and peculiarities

Pests and diseases occur in the Yucca. Although it is not the most sensitive plant, it is best to check its leaves regularly. Pay close attention if you encounter lice or other vermin. The sooner you recognize pests, the easier it is to prevent them. Pests and diseases can best be treated with chemical pesticides in the Yucca.

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