How to Take Care of a Yucca Cane Plant
Yucca cane plants grow as indoor houseplants and as outdoor ornamental plants in the garden. Yucca thrives at temperatures between 60 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit with partial shade. If you live in an area with freezing winters, plant your yucca canes in containers so they can be brought indoors during the cold months.
Repot the Plant
Repot the yucca cane plant every two years. Choose a growing container at least 2 inches larger than the previous pot.
Place 1 inch of pea gravel in the bottom of the growing container. This will help the water drain.
Fill the container with a mixture comprised of three parts peat moss and one part sand.
Remove the plant from the existing container and gently shake the soil medium from the roots.
Dig a hole in the center of the container large enough for the root ball of the plant.
Center the root ball in the hole and cover with the growing medium, packing the soil mixture around the stem and roots of the plant.
Water the plant until water drains from the bottom of the container.
Place the yucca plant in a sunny window or an area that receives full light for part of the day.
Water the plant only when the soil is dry. Insert a pencil or a chopstick 2 inches into the soil. Remove the pencil -- if it is completely dry, water the plant.
Fertilize the plant using a 19-6-12 slow release fertilizer according to label directions every three months.
Place the plants outdoors during the late spring and early summer.
Stem cuttings easily propagate yucca. Cut the stems on an angle and insert in wet growing medium.
- Cornell Cooperative: Growing Conditions for Indoor Plants
- University of Florida IFAS Extension: Yucca Production Guide
- "Crazy About Cacti and Succulents;" Ray Rogers; 2006