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Yellow Yucca hesperaloe parviflora for Sale Online
Yellow Yucca (hesperaloe parviflora 'yellow') produces tall spikes with bright-colored yellow flowers atop clumps of slender, green, drought-tolerant foliage. This deer-resistant evergreen plant blooms nearly year-round in its proper grow zones. An effective choice to add excitement in a rock garden, as a landscape accent, or in containers, yuccas also partner beautifully with other desert-like plants. This southwestern native plant will be fairly easy to care for as long as it receives great direct sunlight and a consistent watering schedule.
|Mature Height:||4 to 6 Feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 3 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved evergreen shrub, summer flowering|
|Habit:||Upright, clump forming|
|Flower Color:||Yellow, bi-color|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Attracts pollinators; deer resistant|
How to Care for Yellow Yucca Plants
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How do I plant a Yellow Yucca?
When planting your newly purchased Yellow Yucca plant, we suggest you first dig a hole twice as wide as the root system, but no deeper. You may need to add locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil, depending on the quality of your existing soil. We do not recommend using compost as a back-fill or straight topsoil. This is because more times than not, these products will retain too much moisture and cause root rot. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we recommend planting in a hole no deeper than the soil like of the pot your Yellow Hesperaloe came in. A good rule of thumb is that you should be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
How do I water Yellow Yuccas?
After your Yellow Hesperaloe is planted, you should water it thoroughly. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. Don't worry if it looks as if water is not soaking up, the process takes a little time. A general rule of thumb is to count 5 seconds for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 and a 3 gallon pot would be a count of 15, and so on. For the first week, check your plant daily for water. The next few weeks after, check every other day and continue the counting method for watering.
How do I fertilize My Yellow Hesperaloe?
We suggest you fertilize once in the spring and once in the summer for your Yucca to grow the best. These succulents do very well with a more relaxed approach to the fertilization process. Be careful with products such as miracle-grow because they can burn newly planted plants when not used correctly. In the early spring, we recommend using a product like Espoma Tree-tone or Plant-tone. This will give your plant a boost of nitrogen that is needed for healthy foliage. In the early summer, follow with an application of Espoma Plant-tone to provide the necessary nutrients. Any slow-release fertilizer can help prevent rapid sucker growth that is vulnerable to pests and disease.
How do I mulch Yellow Yuccas?
Mulching helps keep weeds away which will be competing against your new investment for nutrients and water. We recommend that you mulch your Yellow Hesperaloe with ground hardwood mulch or ground cypress mulch, depending on your local availability. Any type will work just fine, but cypress or hardwood mulch are much higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they break down. A layer of mulch about 2 to 3 inches is great but remember not to cover any part of the stem of the plant. To stay on the safe side, leave a 1-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk.