A feed once per month in spring and summer will help her grow. She won’t need it in winter.
There’s really no such thing as too much light for Maya. Place her in the brightest spot available.
She’s drought tolerant, so will forgive forgetful waterers. Ideally, water her when her top two inches of soil are dry.
In summer, she'll enjoy some time outside in the sunshine. Make sure to bring her in before it turns cold.
Yucca 'maya' tree; Yukka
Evergreen shrub, indoor
Plant height (including pot)
Toxic to pets if ingested
Nursery pot size
About Yucca guatemalensis
This impressive tree has a thick trunk and dramatic leaves. Slow growing and very easy going, it's the perfect addition to any low maintenance jungle.
In the wild, this yucca is found in Mexico or Central America, giving it the ‘guatemalensis’ part of its name. When fully grown, it can be as tall as six metres.
This yucca is easy to grow as a houseplant, just remember that it’s used to hot, dry conditions. Do everything you can to remind it of its sunny home by giving it as much light as possible and being sparing with water.
Did you know?
The yucca flower is the official flower of El Salvador. You probably won’t see flowers on a yucca grown indoors, so it’s a good excuse to plan a trip to Central America.