Also known as Spanish Dagger, Moundlily Yucca, Soft-tipped Yucca, Spanish Bayonet or Sea Islands Yucca, Yucca gloriosa is a species belonging to the genus Yucca of the family Agavaceae.
Yucca is a small tree with very stiff leaves that can reach 0.3 or even 0.5 meters. The flowers are always formed at the end of the stem as white inflorescences protected by the rosette of leaves surrounding them.
The cultivation process alternates depending on the place in which you choose to plant it. If planting it in a pot, you should take in consideration the fact that it needs to be moved every year and the pot should become bigger and bigger, untill reaching a diameter of 40 centimeters. The watering process, in this case, is pretty simple as the plant needs more attention during spring and summer and the quantities of water should become bigger but not exaggerated. During fall and winter the watering process should be reduced to almost none and the plant shouldn’t be exposed to temperatures under 7 Celsius degrees.
Most of the tricks when it comes to growing Yucca are related to the watering process and if you don’t know how or when the amount is too big, the leaves will most definitely announce you. Too much water will transform the rigid leaves shaped as a sword into fragile, pale green leaves reaching the grownd.
Being not only a garden plant but also an indoor one, Yucca gloriosa can be successfully grown in apartments as all it needs is a lot of light and fresh air. Yucca is a very resistant plant and it can endure temperatures from 0 to 35 Celsius degrees if the two vital factors are present.
The propagation process can be done either by seeds or by cuttings. In the first case, the process should take place during spring and the soil should be one rich in nutrients. The temperature should be around 21 Celsius degrees and the pot should be placed in a shaded place untill after the germination process.
When it comes to cuttings, these should be done during spring or summer and are basically parts of the stem of about 10 centimeters. Planting them should occur after allowing them to dry.
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