Kiri Bio | Caring for Your Yucca Elephantipes

Kiri Bio | Caring for Your Yucca Elephantipes

Yucca elephantipes, also known as spineless yucca or giant yucca, is native to Mexico and can grow up to 30 feet in height, with a trunk that thickens and roughens with age. It has narrow, sword-shaped, blue-green leaves (that grow to 3 inches wide) that grow as long as 4 feet in length on mature plants. 

To care for your plant, be sure to follow these steps. You can also learn more about yucca elephantipes here.

Germination care

  • Start the seeds indoors in early March
  • Use a sterile soilless potting or seed starter mix
  • Keep the soil slightly moist at about 55 degrees
  • Once the seeds sprout, place the young seedlings under grow lights or in a bright sunny window

Indoor planting care

  • Provide your plant as much light as possible
  • Place indoors, ideally in a south-facing window 
  • Water liberally during warmer months
  • Like all plants, it's impossible to give rigid watering intervals, but if conditions are exceptional (ie. bright and warm) you could be looking to do this frequently (ie. once a week or more) 
  • The soil should dry out a little between waterings
  • In winter, less water is required

You can purchase your yucca elephantipes here.