yucca / yucca
Refers to the family of the lily. Fatherland - North America.
General description : Yucca is like a palm tree and dracene. This is a large evergreen plant with a tree trunk and large linear pointed leaves, collected in a rosette on its apex.
Yucca is a rather unpretentious plant that grows slowly, grows to 1.5 m. The most common form is Yucca elephantipes (Yucca elephantaceae) with a thickened trunk and long, leathery leaves with coarse edges. The mature yucca blossoms with white bell-blossom flowers.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Yucca:
Illumination : Needs bright light.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during flowering, outlandish in the period of inactivity. He does not adore overflow, nor the drying out of the earth.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and wiping of leaves with a damp soft cloth for hygienic purposes, but the yucca is resistant to the dryness of the atmosphere. For the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony). Keep away from drafts.
Temperature regime : In summer the temperature should be moderate, in winter it is cool, 16-18 ° C, but not lower than 8 ° C.
Soil : Proper benign drainage is required. You can add small gravel or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mix: for young plants - 2 elements of a turf ground, 2 elements of sheet earth, 1 share humus and 2 elements of sand. for mature and old plants - 3 elements of a turf ground, 2 leaf elements, 2 elements of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once a 2 weeks with liquid complex fertilizers ("Giant", "Rainbow" "Ideal", etc.)
Breeding : Rooting of the stem apex, daughter rosettes, pieces of stem, seeds.
Transplantation : In the spring, 1 time in 2 years. He prefers an impressive tub.
Pests : It strikes with scabbards (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stems, leaving sticky excretions), a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, the leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs).
The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).
yucca - yucca