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 located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Adam's Needle in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

30% Very Low

Growing Adam's Needle in Indianapolis right now

Light needs for plant Adam's Needle in Indianapolis, Indiana

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 4th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Indianapolis is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Adam's Needle in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sunlight will increase by 39.9% ☀️

February 2nd, 2023

Indianapolis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Indianapolis is expected to increase by 39.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.9 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Adam's Needle in Indianapolis, Indiana

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

February 3rd, 2023

This month, Indianapolis is getting an average of 5.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours o…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.

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


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.

When to repot Adam's Needle

Nutrient needs for plant Adam's Needle in Indianapolis, Indiana

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 1st, 2023

The growing potential in Indianapolis is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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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 your location in Indianapolis, Indiana, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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