Plant Care Adam's Needle Palm

Adam's Needle Palm

About Adam's Needle Palm

Adam's Needle Palm is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Adam's Needle Palm likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Adam's Needle Palm belongs to the yucca genus, and is native to Long Island and Pennsylvania and south to Florida and Louisiana.

Taxonomy

Yucca filamentosa
Yucca
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

Also known as

Spoonleaf Yucca, Spanish Bayonet, Yucca and Needle Plan

How to care for Adam's Needle Palm

Water

How often to water your Adam's Needle Palm

Water needs for Adam's Needle Palm
0.5 cups
every 12

Adam's Needle Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Adam's Needle Palm

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Adam's Needle Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Adam's Needle Palm: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Adam's Needle Palm love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Adam's Needle Palm does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Adam's Needle Palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Adam's Needle Palm: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Adam's Needle Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Adam's Needle Palm is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Adam's Needle Palm

Adam's Needle Palm

Adam's Needle Palm


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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