Yucca Plant | Yucca elephantipes – Indoor Plants
Yucca Plant | Yucca elephantipes is an ornamental shrub or small tree. It has long, sword-shaped, yellow-green, arching leaves, which grow in a rosette from the top of a bare trunk. White flowers appear on stalks above the foliage in spring or summer. Unlike other Yucca varieties, the leaves are spineless.
Scientific Name: Yucca elephantipes
Common Names: Spineless Yucca, Soft-Tip Yucca.
How to grow and maintain Yucca elephantipes (Spineless Yucca):
Yucca Plant thrives well in full sun to partial shade.
It grows best in well-drained, soil-based potting mix.
Water your plant regularly. Allow the topsoil to become slightly dry between each watering. Tolerant of drought. During indoor winter months, reduce watering.
It prefers average room temperatures. If you scoot your plant outdoors for the summer, it can take the heat, but bring it inside when temps drop to 50°F/10°C.
Fertilize every two weeks in spring and summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer.
Pruning not normally needed, but damaged leaves and spent flower spikes can be removed as necessary in the spring.
It can be easily propagated by seed, sown in spring at 19-24°C. Flowers may need hand-pollination to set seed. Rooted suckers can be removed in spring or take root cuttings in winter.
Pests and Diseases:
There is no serious pest or disease problems. Flowers may be attacked by aphids and susceptible to a leaf spot.