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Engelmann's false yucca

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Engelmann's false yucca has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
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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 77 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.

Taxonomy

Hesperaloe parviflora
Hesperaloe
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

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

💦 Water

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
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Engelmann's false yucca →

Common Engelmann's false yucca Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Engelmann's false 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.

Engelmann's false yucca Water Frequency →

Engelmann's false yucca Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Engelmann's false 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 🏡.

Engelmann's false yucca Light Requirements →

Engelmann's false yucca Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Engelmann's false 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!

Best Soil Mix for Engelmann's false yucca →

When and How to Successfully Repot Engelmann's false yucca →


💩 Fertilizer

Engelmann's false yucca should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌸 Flowers

Engelmann's false yucca produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Engelmann's false yucca is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune Engelmann's false yucca →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Engelmann's false yucca can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Engelmann's false yucca Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Engelmann's false 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

🧐 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.


Care Summary for Engelmann's false yucca

Engelmann's false yucca

Engelmann's false 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

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
@@Al.orag17
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 720 XP
globe Westminster, CO
08/07/2021

💧• 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
@Laura
leaf-1 94 Plants
xp 2,383 XP
globe Lake Jackson, TX
08/04/2021

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

@sarahplusplants avatar
@@sarahplusplants
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 165 XP
globe Colorado Springs, CO
06/13/2021

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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