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Engelmann's false yucca

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Engelmann's false yucca has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Engelmann's false yucca has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

About Engelmann's false yucca

Engelmann's false yucca 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.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and browning easily with only 71 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Engelmann's false yucca likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Engelmann's false yucca belongs to the hesperaloe genus, and is native to Texas and Mexico.


Hesperaloe parviflora

Also known as

Red yucca, Hummingbird yucca, Redflower false yucca, Samandoque, Hesperaloe, Hesperaloe Parviflora, Red Yucca and Texas red yucca

How to care for Engelmann's false yucca


How often to water your Engelmann's false yucca

Water needs for Engelmann's false yucca
0.5 cups
every 12

Engelmann's false 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 Engelmann's false yucca

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Engelmann's false yucca in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Engelmann's false yucca: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Engelmann's false yucca love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Engelmann's false yucca does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Engelmann's false yucca in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Engelmann's false yucca

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Engelmann's false 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 Engelmann's false yucca after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Engelmann's false yucca is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
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Care Summary for Engelmann's false yucca

Engelmann's false yucca

Engelmann's false yucca

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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

Engelmann's false yucca has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Engelmann's false yucca has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Engelmann's false yucca has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Al.orag17 avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 704 XP
globe Westminster, CO

💧• Water Every 1-2 Weeks
🌞• Prefer A Bright, Sunny Location
🍃• Typically Spreads On It’s Own Through Self-Seeding, Or It’s Grown From Seeds Or Propagated By Clump Division
🐶• Can Be Toxic To Dogs

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Laura avatar
leaf-1 94 Plants
xp 2,383 XP
globe Lake Jackson, TX

Such a pretty and simple little one. Love her so!

Sarahplusplants avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 159 XP
globe Colorado Springs, CO

Needs little water! Water every 2-3 weeks with good sunlight. It’s a succulent so it’s easy to take care of.

Survivor Survivor

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