Plant Care Adam's Needle

Adam's Needle

About Adam's Needle

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

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


Yucca filamentosa

Also known as

Spoonleaf Yucca, Spanish Bayonet, Yucca and Needle Plan

How to care for Adam's Needle


How often to water your Adam's Needle

Water needs for Adam's Needle
0.5 cups
every 12

Adam's Needle 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

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 in your home

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

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

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Adam's Needle in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Adam's Needle

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Adam's Needle: 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 after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Adam's Needle 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

Adam's Needle

Adam's Needle

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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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