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Plant Know-How: Yucca elephantipes

Yucca elephantipes
Yucca elephantipes might seem intimidating at first with its sharp looking leaves, but don't be fooled! While it might be a little pointy Yucca elephantipes makes for an ideal houseplant for your sunny and hot areas where other plants wilt. Yucca elephantipes is native to Mexico and Central America where it grows in hot and dry conditions. This makes it ideal for any hot and sunny spots you have in your home that tropical plants can't withstand. Yucca elephantipes also makes for an ideal easy going indoor tree. In the wild Yucca elephantipes can grow up to 20 feet tall! While you wont see quite that much height in your own home, when grown indoors they can reach up to 10 feet. We've got tips here to nurture your Yucca elephantipes into the towering tree of your dreams!
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Light: Yucca elephantipes requires bright indirect light to direct sun. Yucca elephantipes can even be grown in direct sun outdoors.

Water: Water your Yucca elephantipes only once the soil has gone completely dry. Yucca elephantipes naturally grow in desert like conditions and can suffer from too frequent watering.

Did you know? Yucca elephantipes is eaten across different countries in Central America!

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