4.6 out of 5 (116 experiences)
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 4661 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.
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
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 San Jose, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Water 0.5 cups every
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San Jose, California
Finding light for Blue-Stem Yucca in your home
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 San Jose, California ⛅.
Blue-Stem Yucca does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Blue-Stem Yucca
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.
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!
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 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 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 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 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!
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!
Blue-Stem Yucca is native to the Americas and Caribbean.
Blue-Stem Yucca produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.
Blue-Stem Yucca grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
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 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
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
0.5 cups every 12 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in San Jose, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.
What other plant parents say
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)
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)
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 🤔…
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.
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)
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.