yucca / yucca
It belongs to the lily family. Fatherland - North America.
General description : Yucca looks like a palm tree and a dragon-tree. This is a large evergreen plant with a tree trunk and large linear pointed leaves collected in a rosette at its top.
Yucca is a fairly unpretentious plant, grows slowly, grows up to 1, 5 m. The most common type of Yucca elephantipes (Yucca elephant) with a thickened trunk and long leathery leaves with rough edges. Mature yucca another time blooms with snow-white bell-shaped flowers.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Yucca:
Illumination : Needs bright light.
Watering mode : Abundant during the flowering period, outlandish in the period of inactivity. Does not like neither overflow nor drying of the earth.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and wiping the leaves with a damp soft cloth for hygienic purposes, but the yucca is resistant to dryness of the atmosphere. In the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony). Keep away from drafts.
Temperature : In the summer, the temperature should be moderate, in the winter is cool, 16-18 ° C, but not lower than 8 ° C.
Soil : Requires benign drainage. You can add petty gravel or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mash: for young plants - 2 elements of sod land, 2 elements of leaf soil, 1 fraction of humus and 2 elements of sand. for mature and old plants - 3 elements of sod land, 2 elements of leaf, 2 elements of sand.
During the period of growth it needs fertilizing 1 time in 2 weeks with liquid complex fertilizers ("Ispolin", Raduga "" Ideal ", etc.)
Breeding : Rooting the top of the stem, daughter rosettes, pieces of the stem, seeds.
Transplant : In the spring, 1 time in 2 years. Prefers an impressive tub.
Pests : Affected by scutes (brown plaques appear on leaves and stems, leaving sticky discharges), spider mites (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stalks are covered with spiderwebs).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
yucca - yucca