Some simple advice on Yucca care
Yucca are pretty hardy
plants, and so long as you exercise some common
and are aware of the basic
s you should be fine.
If you sit your Yucca in direct sunlight
it should stay pretty
it'll be getting all the light it needs. The less light they get, the
more they stretch
towards the light source.
As Yuccas age it's quite common for black spots on the leaves to appear
- don't panic
, it's not fatal. Try to remove
the blackened areas if
possible, or, failing that, just remove the whole leaf
. If the whole
becomes 'unsightly' simply cut it down a bit and wait. Yucca's will take
like this in their stride
and grow new, healthy heads. Make
you don't over water the plant during this time though, it has less
, and so needs less water.
Yuccas are durable
, and can tolerate being dry, so don't panic if you
away for a while and there's no one around to water it. The rule of thumb
seems to be to check the soil
, and when it dries out it's time to
break out the H2O
Under-watering will show - the leaves will turn yellow
the stalks will shrivel
Similarly, over-watering will also show - although I've never seen it,
over watering a Yucca results in the leaves having brown tips
, with a
' around the tip.