Yucca palm flowers depending on the species

Yucca palm flowers depending on the species

Indoor yucca flowers very rarely

The giant palm lily (Yucca elephantipes), which is very popular as a houseplant, for example, flowers very rarely and hardly ever when grown in a room. In order for the very vigorous plant to develop flowers, it should already be a few years old and find optimal growth conditions. This includes the plant on the balcony or terrace during the warm summer months, and it should also be exposed to a short cold period (but no frost!) In winter.

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Garden yucca will show flowers after ten years at the earliest

The garden yucca, on the other hand, usually a yucca filamentosa or a yucca gloriosa, blooms tirelessly every year if it feels comfortable in its location. The flower shoots can grow up to three meters high and are covered with numerous, not dissimilar flowers of lily of the valley. Such a blooming yucca palm is truly magnificent to look at. If your yucca does not bloom, it could be in the wrong location - but also because the plant is simply too young. As a rule, yuccas do not bloom until they are around 10 years old. Withdrawn shoots should always be removed.


Caution: Much of what is offered on the Internet at various dealers and dealer platforms under the name "Yucca" is actually a Dracaena fragans. This is related to the yucca and looks quite similar to it.