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.


Yucca filamentosa

Also known as

Spoonleaf Yucca, Spanish Bayonet, Yucca and Needle Plan

How to care for Adam's Needle Palm


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 located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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

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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 Palm in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

23% Very Low

Growing Adam's Needle Palm in Minneapolis right now

Light needs for plant Adam's Needle Palm in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 19th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Adam's Needle Palm in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunlight will increase by 30.4% ☀️

January 19th, 2022

Minneapolis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Minneapolis is expected to increase by 30.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.7 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Adam's Needle Palm in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 19th, 2022

This month, Minneapolis is getting an average of 6.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of d…

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

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


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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Adam's Needle Palm

Adam's Needle Palm

Adam's Needle Palm

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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