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Avoid These Mistakes When Growing Yucca In The Garden
Yucca plants thrive in abundant sunlight and need full sun exposure for at least six hours daily. Inadequate light can cause leggy growth, yellowing leaves, and reduced flowering.
Adapted to arid conditions, these plants also often suffer from overwatering which leads to root rot and oxygen deprivation. Symptoms include wilting, yellowing, and slow growth.
Allow the soil to dry out partially between waterings, ensuring the top 2-3 inches are dry before rewatering. Thoroughly saturate the soil but avoid excessive moisture buildup.
Also, opt for a well-draining potting mix and ensure the container has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging and create a watering schedule based on the plant’s environment.
Additionally, yuccas demand well-draining soil — like a mix of sandy soil, perlite, and coarse sand — to avoid conditions conducive to root rot and fungal diseases.
If your plant is in a pot, repot it in a container with well-draining soil, ensuring the pot has drainage holes. If it is in the ground, incorporate drainage materials like pebbles.