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The Yucca rostrata - Palm Lily

The Yucca rostrata is a great Mediterranean plant to give your garden a real tropical atmosphere because it is hardy, strong, and requires little care. We have this particular 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 leaves cut off from years ago, and a crown of long thin leaves ending 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 overshoot, 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 root ball is surrounded with a good nutrient medium. We recommend Florentus Mediterranean Nutrient Soil for this purpose. Make a hole in the soil or potting soil deep enough for the root ball. Around the root ball, press the soil well and fill until there is no more trench around the root ball.

How do I grow a Rostrata from seed?

A Yucca is best sown in a heated environment. This increases the chances of success. Fill a container with seedling soil, cactus soil is also possible, and place the seeds on the soil. Over this you can throw some grid or sand, until the seeds are just covered. Watering should be done with extreme care, because possibly the seeds will wash away. It is best to spray them until 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 be watered often, as it is a slow grower and simply consumes very little. Check the soil every few days that it is not too dry, and make sure it is wetted until it is medium moist to the touch. In the summer months it can be soaking wet, but it is not necessary.

How to trim the Yucca rostrata

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

How do I care for a Yucca rostrata?

A Yucca is an easy plant. However, 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 requires the Yucca to get used to the new spot. Yuccas like lots of light, so place it in a sunny spot. In winter it may need protection, in extreme temperatures. If so, put fleece around the leaf 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 winter hardiness (-20 degrees!). What does need to be taken into account is that it does not get too damp in 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 show off well 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 the winter. On the stem the older leaves hang down with the tip, as it were 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. If you request straight trunks, we will find the straightest yucca for you.

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