Plant Care Blue-Stem Yucca

Blue-Stem Yucca

4.6 out of 5 (115 experiences)

Blue-Stem Yucca has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Blue-Stem Yucca has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Blue-Stem Yucca

Blue-Stem Yucca is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging 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.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and having large, lush leaves with a whopping 6440 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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

⚠️ Blue-Stem Yucca is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Taxonomy

Yucca gigantea
Yucca
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

Also known as

Spineless Yucca, Yucca Cane, Yucca elephantipes and Yucca guatemalensis

How to care for Blue-Stem Yucca

💦 Water

How often to water your Blue-Stem Yucca

Water needs for Blue-Stem Yucca
0.5 cups
every 12

Blue-Stem Yucca 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 Blue-Stem Yucca

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Blue-Stem Yucca in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue-Stem Yucca: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Blue-Stem Yucca love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Blue-Stem Yucca does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Blue-Stem Yucca in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Blue-Stem Yucca

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Blue-Stem Yucca: 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 Blue-Stem Yucca after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Blue-Stem Yucca is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Blue-Stem Yucca →


💦 Water Needs

Blue-Stem Yucca thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Blue-Stem Yucca Water Frequency →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Blue-Stem Yucca requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Blue-Stem Yucca Light Requirements →

Blue-Stem Yucca Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Blue-Stem Yucca is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Blue-Stem Yucca Toxicity to Dogs →

Blue-Stem Yucca Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Blue-Stem Yucca prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Blue-Stem Yucca Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Blue-Stem Yucca is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Blue-Stem Yucca grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Blue-Stem Yucca is native to the Americas and Caribbean.


🌸 Flowers

Blue-Stem Yucca produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

Blue-Stem Yucca Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Blue-Stem Yucca grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Blue-Stem Yucca →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Blue-Stem Yucca can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Blue-Stem Yucca Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Blue-Stem Yucca can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

How to Propagate Blue-Stem Yucca →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Blue-Stem Yucca. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


Care Summary for Blue-Stem Yucca

Blue-Stem Yucca

Blue-Stem Yucca


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.

What other plant parents say

Blue-Stem Yucca has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 67
Blue-Stem Yucca has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 56
Blue-Stem Yucca has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 27
Blue-Stem Yucca has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 15
Blue-Stem Yucca has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 11
Blue-Stem Yucca has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Blue-Stem Yucca has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@SereneAsterium avatar
@@SereneAsterium
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 48 XP
03/01/2022

Got this cutting from Walmart. I am planning to repot the plant into a 5 gallon fabric pot once daylight savings time begins. I make my own super soil with using OMRI Listed Organic Down To Earth Fertilizers:
Azomite (volcanic rock dust)
Feather Meal 12-0-0 (slow release Nitrogen)
Blood Meal (soluble Nitrogen)
Kelp Meal
Neem Seed Meal 6-1-2
Insect Frass 3-1-1
Langbeinite 0-0-22 (22% Sulfate of Potash Magnesium )
Bat Guano 7-3-1
Seabird Guano 0-11-0 (11% Phosphate, 20% Calcium)
Bio-Live

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@Teapott73 avatar
@@Teapott73
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 3,661 XP
11/27/2021

This is the first plant I purchased over a year ago. It died a few times due to lack of sunlight. However, I was able to bring it back to life with lots of sunlight, daily chats and a tender touch. Just need to figure out why the tips of the leaves are browning 🤔…

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Geoffrey avatar
@Geoffrey
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 132 XP
globe Metairie, LA
11/17/2021

I thought they were outdoor plants but they’re actually just very robust indoor beauties.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
@thiago avatar
@@thiago
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 1,627 XP
10/04/2021

High maintenance. I love my Yucca but it has been a journey as she suffered in the transportation to my place, loosing one of the canes, and since then she is not totally recovered. Hope she can get better soon.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@R_L15748 avatar
@@R_L15748
leaf-1 84 Plants
xp 16,389 XP
10/04/2021

Grows tall when happy!

Survivor Survivor
@leiahbeiah avatar
@@leiahbeiah
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 1,476 XP
globe San Tan Valley, AZ
09/29/2021

this one has officially survived an Arizona summer outside (though pretty well shaded with only partial morning sun) and I am so proud of it! we had some scary times with spider webs and with dryness—including being blown over in a windstorm—but we have navigated it all beautifully with new growth coming in all the while.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Pamela avatar
@Pamela
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 210 XP
globe Lynchburg, VA
09/17/2021

I don’t know how she’s doing because she recently had bugs in her on dirt so

Blooms easily Blooms easily
@MulchinMaeve avatar
@@MulchinMaeve
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 514 XP
globe Toronto, Ontario
09/14/2021

This plant is my Frankenstein!

After a particularly bad cold snap it withered and rotted away.

But after a bit of TLC (the love, as well as liberal application of the hit 90’s pop group) it began sprouting, and is tearing to go (and thirsting after human brains - but that’s a minor setback)

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
@R_L avatar
@@R_L
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 472 XP
globe Homer City, PA
09/13/2021

Very drought resistant and easily grown. Ours has grown 14” in 1.5 years.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Lesley avatar
@Lesley
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
09/04/2021

Have some knowledge on this plant

@plantitlikelauren avatar
@@plantitlikelauren
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 1,950 XP
globe London, England
08/17/2021

Easy, low maintenance plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@Stephanie0993 avatar
@@Stephanie0993
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 238 XP
08/02/2021

Make sure is all green and healthy before buying!

Survivor Survivor
@Plantdaddylove avatar
@@Plantdaddylove
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 471 XP
globe Pittsburgh, PA
08/01/2021

Constant new growth, very nice!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Jenn avatar
@Jenn
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 439 XP
globe Ajax, Ontario
07/26/2021

Barely took care of this plant at the office and it survived

Survivor Survivor
Chantal avatar
@Chantal
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 330 XP
globe Lackford, England
07/20/2021

This was a present a pal bought for me from Sainsbury’s for Christmas a couple of years ago. Back then it was barely 10cm, now it’s nearly 1m tall. Requires minimum care, only repotted once, lives in a shaded west facing window but absolutely rampant growth.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Sara avatar
@Sara
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 27 XP
globe New York
07/19/2021

This plant needs a lot of sun since it’s considered a dessert plant and it’s beautiful.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Sarah avatar
@Sarah
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 331 XP
globe Warren, IN
07/10/2021

Love my yucca but it is not pet friendly at all. My cat keeps trying to eat it but we won’t let him.

Survivor Survivor
@StaceAkin avatar
@@StaceAkin
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 753 XP
globe Bristol, England
07/07/2021

Beautifully majestic

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
@Neddyb83 avatar
@@Neddyb83
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 102 XP
06/29/2021

Stoic and strong

Survivor Survivor

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