Plant Care Yucca


Also known as

Adam's Needle Palm, Adam's Needle Palm, Spoonleaf Yucca, Spanish Bayonet and Needle Plan


Yucca filamentosa

How to care for Yucca


How often to water your Yucca

Water needs for Yucca
0.5 cups
every 12

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 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.

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Finding light for Adam's Needle Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Yucca: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Yucca love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Yucca does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Yucca in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Yucca

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for 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 Yucca after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for 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.

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