Plant Care Yucca Gigantea

Yucca Gigantea

4.6 out of 5 (116 experiences)

Yucca Gigantea has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Yucca Gigantea has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Blue-Stem Yucca, Blue-Stem Yucca, Spineless Yucca, Yucca Cane, Yucca elephantipes and Yucca guatemalensis

Taxonomy

Yucca gigantea
Yucca
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Yucca Gigantea

Water

How often to water your Yucca Gigantea

Water needs for Yucca Gigantea
0.5 cups
every 12

Yucca Gigantea 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 Gigantea

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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 Blue-Stem Yucca in your home

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

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

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

Yucca Gigantea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Yucca Gigantea

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Yucca Gigantea is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Yucca Gigantea

Yucca Gigantea

Yucca Gigantea


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

Yucca Gigantea has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 67
Yucca Gigantea has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 57
Yucca Gigantea has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 28
Yucca Gigantea has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 15
Yucca Gigantea has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 11
Yucca Gigantea has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Yucca Gigantea has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Sereneasterium avatar
@Sereneasterium
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 48 XP
03/01/2022

Got this cutting from Walmart. I am planning to repot the plant into a 5 gallon fabric pot once daylight savings time begins. I make my own super soil with using OMRI Listed Organic Down To Earth Fertilizers:
Azomite (volcanic rock dust)
Feather Meal 12-0-0 (slow release Nitrogen)
Blood Meal (soluble Nitrogen)
Kelp Meal
Neem Seed Meal 6-1-2
Insect Frass 3-1-1
Langbeinite 0-0-22 (22% Sulfate of Potash Magnesium )
Bat Guano 7-3-1
Seabird Guano 0-11-0 (11% Phosphate, 20% Calcium)
Bio-Live

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Teapott73 avatar
@Teapott73
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 2,929 XP
11/27/2021

This is the first plant I purchased over a year ago. It died a few times due to lack of sunlight. However, I was able to bring it back to life with lots of sunlight, daily chats and a tender touch. Just need to figure out why the tips of the leaves are browning 🤔…

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Geoffrey avatar
@Geoffrey
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 132 XP
globe Metairie, LA
11/17/2021

I thought they were outdoor plants but they’re actually just very robust indoor beauties.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Natalieczarra avatar
@Natalieczarra
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 122 XP
10/20/2021

Brightens up a room!

Fast grower Fast grower
Thiago avatar
@Thiago
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 1,154 XP
10/04/2021

High maintenance. I love my Yucca but it has been a journey as she suffered in the transportation to my place, loosing one of the canes, and since then she is not totally recovered. Hope she can get better soon.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
R_l15748 avatar
@R_l15748
leaf-1 91 Plants
xp 11,080 XP
10/04/2021

Grows tall when happy!

Survivor Survivor
Leiahbeiah avatar
@Leiahbeiah
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 1,198 XP
globe Florence, AZ
09/29/2021

this one has officially survived an Arizona summer outside (though pretty well shaded with only partial morning sun) and I am so proud of it! we had some scary times with spider webs and with dryness—including being blown over in a windstorm—but we have navigated it all beautifully with new growth coming in all the while.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Pamela avatar
@Pamela
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 210 XP
globe Lynchburg, VA
09/17/2021

I don’t know how she’s doing because she recently had bugs in her on dirt so

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Mulchinmaeve avatar
@Mulchinmaeve
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 514 XP
globe Toronto, Ontario
09/14/2021

This plant is my Frankenstein!

After a particularly bad cold snap it withered and rotted away.

But after a bit of TLC (the love, as well as liberal application of the hit 90’s pop group) it began sprouting, and is tearing to go (and thirsting after human brains - but that’s a minor setback)

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
R_l avatar
@R_l
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 472 XP
globe Homer City, PA
09/13/2021

Very drought resistant and easily grown. Ours has grown 14” in 1.5 years.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Lesley avatar
@Lesley
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
09/04/2021

Have some knowledge on this plant

Plantitlikelauren avatar
@Plantitlikelauren
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 1,739 XP
globe London, England
08/17/2021

Easy, low maintenance plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Stephanie0993 avatar
@Stephanie0993
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 238 XP
08/02/2021

Make sure is all green and healthy before buying!

Survivor Survivor
Plantdaddylove avatar
@Plantdaddylove
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 471 XP
globe Pittsburgh, PA
08/01/2021

Constant new growth, very nice!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Jenn avatar
@Jenn
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 439 XP
globe Ajax, Ontario
07/26/2021

Barely took care of this plant at the office and it survived

Survivor Survivor
Chantal avatar
@Chantal
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 330 XP
globe Lackford, England
07/20/2021

This was a present a pal bought for me from Sainsbury’s for Christmas a couple of years ago. Back then it was barely 10cm, now it’s nearly 1m tall. Requires minimum care, only repotted once, lives in a shaded west facing window but absolutely rampant growth.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Sara avatar
@Sara
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 27 XP
globe New York
07/19/2021

This plant needs a lot of sun since it’s considered a dessert plant and it’s beautiful.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Sarah avatar
@Sarah
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 331 XP
globe Warren, IN
07/10/2021

Love my yucca but it is not pet friendly at all. My cat keeps trying to eat it but we won’t let him.

Survivor Survivor
Staceakin avatar
@Staceakin
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 753 XP
globe Bristol, England
07/07/2021

Beautifully majestic

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Neddyb83 avatar
@Neddyb83
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 102 XP
06/29/2021

Stoic and strong

Survivor Survivor

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