Plant Care Banana Yucca

Banana Yucca

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About Banana Yucca

Banana Yucca is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that 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 with only 2 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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


Yucca baccata

Also known as

Spanish dagger, Datil yucca and Banana yucca

How to care for Banana Yucca


How often to water your Banana Yucca

Water needs for Banana Yucca
0.5 cups
every 12

Banana 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 Banana Yucca

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Banana Yucca in your home

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

Banana Yucca love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Banana Yucca does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Banana Yucca

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

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Care Summary for Banana Yucca

Banana Yucca

Banana 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

Banana Yucca has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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Mine doesn’t want to stand up straight. Beautiful symmetry. New leaves sprout regularly from center. Old leaves begin to die from ends.

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