A classic and resilient indoor tree, boasting an architectural wooden stem and sharp-edged leaves that lend elegance to any bright room. Incredibly easy to look after, and resistant to most pests. With the addition of a bespoke self-watering system, these are plants that can take almost unparalleled levels of neglect and will thrive for many, many years. One of the few exotic indoor plants that will tolerate sustained direct midday sun, these are a favourite for conservatories around the country.
Not to be confused with the unrelated yuca plant which is pronounced the same, but produces an edible fruit you may find on a desert island or trendy Latino restaurant. If you try to eat any part of this type of yucca you will not have a good time unless it is properly processed to break down the saponins. You can use it for crafting though, as the tough leaves can be weaved to make things. Materials made from yucca leaves have been uncovered from thousands of years ago.
Temperature Incredibly resistant to cold. It can be moved outside during all but the coldest months of the year. Be careful though, as they get extremely heavy.
WateringIt’s totally nonplussed by how much water is in the pot, so long as it’s not sat in a pool of water for weeks or left dry for months. Perfect for plant carers of all dispositions, although we have seen incidents of over-watering with these.
Feeding It’s quite easy to over-feed this plant, so it’s best to stick to just one feeding session for the year. You will have a perfectly healthy plant without the need for additives.
Tips Use a free draining compost. It can be put outside over the summer months.
Light Level The brighter the better. You will also notice the leaves tilt up towards the sunlight over time, exposing the beautifully geometric trunk.