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.
- 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
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