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The Yucca rostrata - Palm lily

The Yucca rostrata is a great Mediterranean plant to give your garden a real tropical feel, as it is hardy, strong, and requires little care. We have this special plant in a variety of sizes, so take a look around.

The Yucca rostrata is a great Mediterranean plant


The Yucca rostrata really gives a unique atmosphere to your garden or room, because of its very unique shape: a trunk surrounded by cut-off leaves from years ago, and a crown of long thin leaves that end in a point.

Frequently asked questions, FAQ

How fast does the Yucca rostrata grow?

The Yucca rostrata is a slow grower. Therefore, even the smaller sizes are already quite expensive. If you are looking for a plant that does not shoot too large, then the Yucca rostrata is a good choice.

How do I plant a Yucca rostrata?

Planting a Yucca is not much different than planting any other plant. Try to keep the root ball as damage free as possible. Make sure the clod is surrounded with a good nutrient soil. We recommend Florentus Mediterranean Nutrient Soil. Make a hole in the soil or potting compost, deep enough for the root ball. Press the soil around the root ball and fill until there is no more trench around the root ball.

How do I grow a Rostrata from seed?

It is best to sow a Yucca in a heated environment. This will increase its success rate. Fill a container with seedling soil, cactus soil is also possible, and place the seeds on the soil. On top of that you can throw some grid or sand, until the seeds are just covered. Watering should be done extremely carefully, because possibly the seeds will be washed away. It is best to spray them until they are slightly moist. Put them away warm between 20-25C. Germination can take months!

How often and how much water should a Yucca have?

A Yucca basically does not need to have water often, as it is a slow grower and simply does not consume much. Check the soil every few days that it is not too dry, and make sure to wet it until it feels medium moist. In the summer months it can be soaking wet, but does not have to.

How to trim the Yucca rostrata

The Yucca has very long thin leaves, and they can become dry. This is normal. You can just cut off the dry leaves up to the green part. If you do this crookedly, the leaf will appear less trimmed. The Yucca has no problem with this.

How do I care for a Yucca rostrata?

A Yucca is an easy plant. It does like some Mediterranean supplemental food (Palm Focus for example) Watering is explained above. Make sure the Yucca gets enough light and do not move it too often, because each move the Yucca has to get used to the new place. Yuccas like a lot of light, so place it in a sunny spot. In winter it may need protection, in extreme temperatures. If so, put fleece around the leafy crown and wrap the pot with bubble wrap.

The Yucca rostrata is highly recommended for a Mediterranean atmosphere in your garden, because of its high hardiness (-20 degrees!). What should be taken into account is that he is not too moist in the winter. It has long narrow gray leaves and a thick trunk.

Our Yuccas are well rooted if this is indicated on the plant.

Because it has strong leaves, it can also be used to show off on the balcony!

This Yucca species does not grow much taller than 4 meters. It is an absolute eye-catcher in the garden and almost indispensable in a garden with a tropical look.

The plant is extremely suitable for planting in the open ground. However, it is also a good tub plant. The leaves are gray in color. The plant retains its leaves in winter. On the stem the older leaves hang down with the tip, like a beautiful skirt.

It is best not to fertilize and give almost no water in winter, rather too dry than too wet.

Straight trunks are very difficult to find. We will search for the straightest yucca for you when you request straight stems.