Spread 1.5m (5ft). The creamy-white flowers bloom best in full sun, during mid to late summer, with some yucca growing as tall as 10 feet (3 m.) and leaves that reach about 2 ½ feet (76 cm.) Height 8m (25ft). Water Requirements for the Yucca. Y. gloriosa (Spanish dagger): Hardy. Therefore, ceramic or clay pots are preferred over the wooden or plastic ones. Caring for yuccas like this helps the rest of the plant look nicer, and allows the newer leaves to grow. Look for strong shapes and colours. Preferred Soil Mixtures; Ensuring Drainage in Containers; 2. You can cut the plant into 2 separate sections and replant both of them. It is also able to withstand temperatures as cold as 10 F. (-12 C.), so you can grow a yucca plant in many different climates. Proper sunlight and watering will keep yuccas growing strong for years. 020 3176 5800 It is also able to withstand temperatures as cold as 10 F. (-12 C.), so you can grow a yucca plant in many different climates. So, despite its exotic and tropical look, the yucca cane plant is surprisingly forgiving of temperature swings. The severed upper part can be used for propagation. There is a good choice of both hardy and tender yucca listed in the RHS Find a Plant. Keep it indoors during this period, or indefinitely. RHS Garden Hyde Hall Spring and Orchid Show, Free entry to RHS members at selected Best choices for colder climates include: Yucca filamentosa, Y. flaccida, Y. glauca, Y. gloriosa, Y. harrimaniae, and Y. schottii. Late summer to autumn panicles 2.5m (8ft) in height, of cream, sometimes purple-tinged flowers appear. They are, however, interesting and slow-growing houseplants that have the added benefit of being extremely drought tolerant. Yucca plants (shrubs variety) can be grown both indoors and out. None require water in the winter. Y. gloriosa ‘Variegata’ AGM: Hardy. Join the RHS today and support our charitable work, Keep track of your plants with reminders & care tips – all to help you grow successfully, For the latest on RHS Shows in 2020 and 2021, read more, RHS members get free access to RHS Gardens, Free entry to RHS members at selected times », Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops, General enquiries Panicles of bell-shaped cream coloured flowers form in late summer to autumn but may need hand pollination to set seed. Spread 1.5m (5ft). How to Care for a Yucca Plant Outside. Plant in good sized pots using John Innes compost. If the plant becomes too tall cut back and reduce the height by half. After the yucca has stopped flowering and the fruit has appeared, prune back the flower stalk. The containers let you beautify your decks, patios, and other areas where plants can’t grow in the ground. Small stemless shrub, clump-forming, deep green leaves edged with curly filaments. A good sharp anti burglar plant too, place them below windows for added protection - ouch! Common diseases that affect yucca. Artificial Plants Flower In Pot Material : small yucca plant that needs repotting to get to it true size pick br5 #1. this well established yukka plant can flower a tall spike of whitish flowers once a year when fully matured. Yucca. Height 75cm (30in). Suggested planting locations and garden types Sculptural evergreens for pots. During winter when not in active growth, Y. elephantipes can tolerate a minimum night temperature of 7°C (45°F) with a day temperature a few degrees higher so can be grown in a cool conservatory. This eliminates the need for too frequent re-potting, which can cause trauma to the plant. A member of the agave family, yucca features sharp, evergreen leaves that can reach over 2 feet long, and tall spikes of pure white flowers in the summer. Yucca growing isn’t just for indoors. Once the yucca plant is two or three years old, you may plant it outside in the springtime, following the instructions in the planting outside section. Place in warm conditions and water sparingly. When older leaves die on a mature yucca plant, simply cut them away, usually in the spring. If you kill a yucca, it's probably due to overwatering. Especially important during the first year when growing a yucca plant is giving it time to adjust to the soil and local rainfall. Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm, Join the RHS today and support our charity. Turn indoor yuccas regularly to prevent them becoming lopsided as it grows towards the light. Exposing the plant to hot and bright sunlight suddenly from a shaded environment can lead to the formation of yellow and white blotches on the leaves (sunburn) as a result of a lack of acclimatization. in length. Even if the plant is removed, it can be difficult to get rid of the entire root system, and the yucca will regrow from any root left in the ground. 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