BOTANICAL NAME: Yucca elephantipes
COMMON NAME: Yucca
DESCRIPTION: Usually grown as a multi-caned plant . Leaves alternate spiral, lanceolate to 600mm.
LIGHT/POSITION: Medium to high light, suits ca orner position. Weak tip growth can result in low light situations.
WATERING: Moist to dry depending on light. Growth is slow. Canes and leaves store water. Roots are easily damaged by excessive movement or overwatering, causing rot.
CLEANING: Spray with neem soap and wipe over carefully avoiding “crunching” the leaves to remove dust.
PESTS: Spider mite is the main problem pest
DISEASES: Root/stem rot may occur when overwatered and/or physical damage to roots due to excessive movement of canes.
FERTILISING: May be necessary when plants have been in site for some time. Weak liquid fertiliser applied to growing plants only.
PRUNING: Cut cane with sharp clean knife if change of shape desired or stem damaged. New growth will appear below cut on healthy wood.
PRESENTATION: Excellent feature plant also suitable for outdoor work.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Usually presented as multi-canes in a single pot.