Plant Care Our lord's candle

Our lord's candle

Also known as

Our lord's candle, Chaparral yucca, Spanish bayonet, Quixote yucca and Foothill yucca

Taxonomy

Hesperoyucca whipplei
Hesperoyucca
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Our lord's candle

Water

How often to water your Our lord's candle

Water needs for Our lord's candle
0.5 cups
every 9

Our lord's candle needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Our lord's candle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Our lord's candle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Our lord's candle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Our lord's candle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Our lord's candle in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Our lord's candle

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Our lord's candle: 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 Our lord's candle after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
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Care Summary for Our lord's candle

Our lord's candle


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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.

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