How to Care For Pendula Yucca

It is the Yucca plant is admired because of its beautiful appearance and easy maintenance. It is well-adapted to life and working conditions. However, to maintain its beauty for a long time it is essential to follow some guidelines:

Characteristics of Pendula Yucca Plant

Like all species of yucca it can grow between 1.50 to 3 meters tall.

Pendulous yucca stems are tinier than the stems of other varieties and may stand upright or decumbent, or lying.

The pendulous yucca’s root system is comprised of the outer bark and a middle bark as well as an inside bark that has the central cylinder, which is called the vascular region.

The leaves that are linear of pendulous yucca form an arc on the trunk. They can reach 50cm long.

The yucca plant produces long terminal spikes that are large pink or white flowers that can grow that can reach 10 centimeters in length.

The flowers are monoecious, which means that some are male and situated in the upper portion of the inflorescence. others are female and situated in the lower portion of the flower. The pendulous flowering time of yucca runs from spring until summer.

Explore the ways to manage the pendula you’ve got.

Choosing Pot For Pendula Yucca

It is suggested to take into consideration the following aspects:

  • The diameter of the container should be at least 3-4cm bigger than the diameter of the root ball.
  • The dimensions of the container are multiplied with 2 or 2.5 to determine the depth.
  • The pots must be constructed of an extremely durable material that doesn’t break or deform during transport.

It is possible to transplant it back to the same pot if you wish to prevent it from spreading to a large extent.


Pendula yucca thrives in soil that is slightly acidic. Make sure that the soil is pH of 7 to 7. Additionally the soil should be able to drain and have adequate the capacity to aerate. This helps keep the roots well-hydrated and aerated.

To increase drainage capacity Mix equal parts of perlite and coarse soil.

If you’re looking to make use of an already-made soil mix, succulent pots is an excellent alternative.

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How To Water The Pendula Yucca Plant?

If you are growing yucca in your home, it’s best to let the soil dry slightly rather than overwater it.

Damage to the leaves and root rot can both be the result of excessive moisture particularly at lower temperatures.

The soil is been dried up to 7-7 cm, based on the conditions. The frequency of watering will decrease and the pendula yucca will be less frequent when the temperature decreases.

  • in summer – 4 to 6 days in the summer;
  • in autumn – winter – 7-10 days.

The frequency and amount of watering can also be determined by the dimensions and materials of the pot.


An appropriate fertilizer essential to allow the Pendula yucca plant to be healthy and gorgeous at home.

  • The plant requires nutrients only during the period of active growth.
  • During the time of growth that is active, Yucca is fed once every two weeks.
  • Foliar feeding is the practice of spraying an ineffective fertilizer solution onto the leaves.
  • Select a soil mix that is fertile to grow your yucca.

Attention! It is not recommended to fertilize plants during the fall or winter when they are afflicted by diseases or pests, or are adjusting to their new environment.

Light Requirements

Since yucca is a native of the tropics, and gets plenty of sun and is a great plant to grow in bright conditions.

Plant the plant close to windows that face either west or south for the optimal results, but be sure to keep it away from windows and glass surfaces in the hottest times of the day.

Because of a deficiency of sunlight the plant gets sluggish and the leaves fall off.


The temperature requirements differ based on the season. In summer and spring the ideal temperature is between 68 and 75degF (20-24 degrees Celsius).

Indoor yucca is accustomed to a decrease in the duration of summer nights. In winter, you can create relaxation conditions by keeping the plants in cool area.


It is recommended to transplant in the springtime however, it can be carried out at any time of the year.

Replanting is done in order to expand the area of feeding, to replace the soil, and rid the area of root diseases.

It is recommended to transplant your pendula yucca every two to three years in order to ensure it is healthy. Be careful not to harm the roots during the process.

Make sure the root ball is intact and then repot it into a couple of inches bigger pot to limit the risk of damage.

The drainage of clay that has been expanded or another substance in the base of the container is an essential requirement to create the ideal growth circumstances for the yucca.

Top Dressing

A regular feeding schedule is essential to ensure that the yucca is looking the best during April through September, when it is expanding.

Mineral fertilizers for succulents and palms can be used indoors on yucca. They are recommended to be applied every week for the time period.

Don’t fertilize Yucca in winter.

How And Why Prune The Pendula Yucca Plant?

If you wish for your yucca to appear better, you can make it more lush and then branch it out into three or two trunks. Cut the tops. To avoid injury, proceed cautiously. Here’s how to do it:

  • The ideal time to prune is between late February and the beginning of March.
  • The yucca gets watered two days prior to planting.
  • Since the stem of yucca can’t grow back after cutting The procedure can only be done when it’s 5 centimeters thick and tall enough.
  • The only tools needed are disinfected pruning shears , or an emerald-cutting knife.
  • Cut the crown in a quick motion , making sure to not break it, while holding the leaves and stem with your other hand.
  • After the cut has been cleaned using alcohol and then dried for 2 hours outdoors.

In the space of 3 to four weeks, dormant buds begin to appear beneath the cut. New shoots may be placed on a tree that has an older mother trunk (2 up to).

Pendula yucca can be propagated using the cut-off crown.


Its rate of growth slows down during a shorter time of daylight, however the period of dormancy isn’t very long.

Limit the quantity of watering, stop feeding and reduce the temperature to 60-65 degrees F (14-15 degrees Celsius) at this point.

Propagation Yucca By Dividing The Trunk

If you have mature yuccas , but wish to revive them, can try this method. The trunk’s top is cut into 18-20cm long pieces, with buds that are dormant.

If the yucca is small it is only the top of the plant is removed which results in an entirely new yucca growing from the stump.

By using paraffin wax, the cutting surface is covered with paraffin wax. If the plant is in shade, make sure to keep watering to the minimal amount.

New growth, in the form of shoots will be appearing on the trunk in the near future. It is possible to use section of the trunk that has been cut off to propagate the process.

  • The cut-offs are allowed in the sun for about 20 to 30 mins.
  • Place the cuttings in the soil that is moist and then place them on the tree.
  • To ensure the microclimate and humidity to maintain the microclimate and humidity, cover your container in a plastic.
  • It is important to ensure that the greenhouse is always ventilated and then remove the condensation as soon as it is possible.
  • After the appearance of roots and sprouts, cut off the young shoots and place it in an additional container.

Common Yucca Problems

If something is wrong with the appearance of Yucca, it responds swiftly to notify you:

  • The absence of air and moisture can cause yucca’s leaf edges and tips to shrivel.
  • The humid weather can cause leaves spots or grayish-brown spots appearing, and signify that fungi are present.
  • Yucca leaves turn brittle and weak when they are watered regularly during winter.
  • In colder rooms the leaves of yucca turn dark and curl more in warm rooms.
  • If yucca leaves are sunburned, they form bright spots.
  • If exposed to draft for a prolonged duration, the leaves change color and fall off.
  • Insufficient watering could cause the lower leaves of yucca to turn become yellow and then die however it could be the reason.
  • When the temperatures are too cold or the moisture is excessive the root of the plant will begin to rot.

Spider mites, cutworms and whiteflies are some of the most common plant pests that could cause severe damage to the yucca leaf and your health.



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