Despite being part of a world largely dependent on technology, there are still connections deeply rooted in us as human beings that have beaten the test of time and haven’t changed a bit. Of course, they have to do with nature, and one of them is the connection with plants. While they serve their purpose in giving us all the necessary nutrients, they also provide us with oxygen by filtrating carbon dioxide, which is why having plants home is always a great idea.
When it comes to the choice of air purifiers, one can’t go wrong by opting for the yuccas plant. Though primarily used as an outdoor plant, nowadays it’s used indoors just as much. As a genus of perennial shrubs and trees, it’s part of the Asparagaceae family and Agavoideae subfamily, meaning there are about 40 different tree and shrub species to choose from. Native to south-east Mexico and Guatemala, as well as the deserts, prairies, grasslands and mountains of both Americas, it’s a plant that has adapted to various climatic conditions which of course includes Australia, however as much as it can survive in low light, it’s advisable you keep it at a spot where there’s plenty of light for proper growth – possibly in the vicinity of a window when kept indoors.
While in its natural habitat, yuccas plant can grow up to 30 metres, you could expect it to grow up to four metres at your home, ideal for more privacy in your yard or as a room divider inside, but be wary of its sharp leaves. It’s usually chosen as an ornamental plant because though it’s mostly green, it flowers during late spring and summer. Same as with every other plant, you have to know its requirements to be able to tend to its needs correctly and see it fully thrive. Since watering often creates problems, it’s important to remember this is a plant that has evolved to resist droughts which means you don’t have to water it excessively, otherwise you risk having it rot and the leaves turning brownish-yellow at the tips.
The best way to know when watering is needed is to touch one inch in soil depth to check – if it’s dry, then it could do well with some thorough watering. Usually, you’d get to water once in 7 to 10 days. There is no soil pH composition set as the necessary one for this plant, but it’s best when its planted in soil that can drain well. If you want to ensure growth, you can’t exclude pruning and repotting from your chores – pruning every spring, repotting every two years.
Because of its palm like appearance, it goes well with different interior décor styles, both traditional and modern, and can make the landscaping game all the more fun. Plant more of it in your yard, and you got yourself the natural umbrella to shade you from the scorching sun. When you want to combine it with other types of plants, look no further than the sage, sedum and tiger lilies as they have require the same conditions to thrive. So, when in decorating doubt, you can count on yucca to make it easy for you to get a vibrant outcome.