Yucca blossoms appear at different times of the year depending on the species. Here are some ways to encourage blooms no matter which species you have.
Step 1: Provide adequate light Locate your plant where it gets enough light. Some species do well with as little as two hours of light per day; others need six to 10.
Step 2: Water lightly Water the plant no more than once every two weeks though spring, summer, and fall. Allow the potting soil to dry out almost completely between waterings.
TIP: Yuccas do best in well-drained soil with sand, gravel, or pebbles mixed in.
Step 3: Fertilize sparingly Fertilize the plant no more than once a year. This will enhance flower growth.
TIP: Do not over-fertilize the yucca. Too much nitrogen can prevent the plant from blooming.
Step 4: Trigger dormancy Keep the yucca outdoors until temperatures at night approach 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Exposure to cold weather will trigger the dormancy needed for the plant's next bloom period.
Step 5: Transplant the yucca Transplant the yucca every three years to a larger container. This will allow the plant to maintain its growth.
FACT: Yucca are native to North and Central America and the West Indies.