St. Peter's palm

A hardy and tall yucca.
Common name : St. Peter's palm
Scientific name : Yucca filifera
Family : Agavaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Evergreen
Evergreen
A tall, heavily branched yucca, Y. filifera has straight, ensiform leaves growing in rosette-shaped bunches from the end of each stem. Its inflorescence hangs over and is made of many separate white flowers.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 9a
Height 100 - 1500
pH 7

Plant my st. peter's palm

Outdoors : This yucca resists up to -15 ┬░ C, so you can plant it in the open soil, in a well-drained soil in full sun, sheltered from dry winds. Inside: Pot culture is possible, but only if you have plenty of room in a conservatory. Plan a pot of 50-100 L filled with soil, potting soil and sand, placed in the light.

Water my st. peter's palm

Yucca doesn't like moisture, but it still has it's own need of water. As soon as the soil is dry to a depth of one or two centimeters, water your yucca, ensuring you moisten all of the topsoil. During growth seasons (spring, summer), watering should be regular, about once or twice a week, but controlled, to make sure the roots don't drown. In autumn, gradually reduce watering until winter, when once-monthly watering will suffice.

Take care of my st. peter's palm

In dry weather, spray your plant with water not too hard, clean the dust on the leaves: it will be all the more beautiful and you will protect it from red spiders - its main enemy!

Prune my st. peter's palm

Let the yellowened lower leaves dry by themselves before tearing them of: they are quite normal in the cycle of life of the yucca, which renews its foliage. Light pruning can also be done in the spring, from February to May, by removing leafy branches starting from the trunks. Keep 3 to 5 leaves on each branch, otherwise it will have difficulty to grow back. If a branch has become too big and you do not want it to grow back, then cut it at its base, one centimeter above the fork.

Fertilize my st. peter's palm

In summer, add liquid fertilizer for green plants every 2 weeks. We recommend a good quality liquid compost "tea", diluted to 1/10th strength. If you like chemistry, a slow release fertilizer is possible... Stop all fertilizer treatments at the end of summer.

Repot my st. peter's palm

Every 3 or 4 years, at the end of winter, transplant your yucca carefully to a slightly larger pot than it's current, adding a mixture of sand, topsoil and garden soil.

Check on my st. peter's palm

Keep a close eye on the leaves: if they are deformed it is either a lack of light or an excess of water. Try both: find a brighter location and reduce watering.

Put outside my st. peter's palm

Do not hesitate to take out your yucca for the summer! Just avoid placing it directly in direct sunlight - acclimate it gently, and of course, increase the watering! You should bring it inside at the end of the summer.

Shelter my st. peter's palm

At the end of the summer, bring in your palm tree, and place it in the light.

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