Plant Care Blue-Stem Yucca

Blue-Stem Yucca

4.6 out of 5 (116 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 4637 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.


Yucca gigantea

Also known as

Spineless Yucca, Yucca Cane, Yucca elephantipes and Yucca guatemalensis

How to care for Blue-Stem Yucca


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 located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Blue-Stem Yucca in Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Raleigh, North Carolina ⛅.

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


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.

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!

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Care Summary for Blue-Stem Yucca

Blue-Stem Yucca

Blue-Stem Yucca

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Raleigh, North Carolina, 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 57
Blue-Stem Yucca has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 28
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
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 48 XP

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)

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@Teapott73 avatar
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 3,034 XP

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
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 132 XP
globe Metairie, LA

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
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 1,201 XP

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
leaf-1 79 Plants
xp 12,392 XP

Grows tall when happy!

Survivor Survivor
@leiahbeiah avatar
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 1,236 XP
globe Florence, AZ

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
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 210 XP
globe Lynchburg, VA

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

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

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
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 472 XP
globe Homer City, PA

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

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Lesley avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP

Have some knowledge on this plant

@plantitlikelauren avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 1,739 XP
globe London, England

Easy, low maintenance plant

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

Make sure is all green and healthy before buying!

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

Constant new growth, very nice!

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

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

Survivor Survivor
Chantal avatar
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 330 XP
globe Lackford, England

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
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 27 XP
globe New York

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
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 331 XP
globe Warren, IN

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
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 753 XP
globe Bristol, England

Beautifully majestic

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

Stoic and strong

Survivor Survivor

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