Adam’s Needle Plant - Agavaceae Yucca Filamentosa.

What You Need to Know About the Adam’s Needle Plant – Agavaceae Yucca Filamentosa

Called spoonleaf yucca, Adam’s needle, and needle palm, this is the typical yucca from the USA with a stout, woody stem and stiff, sword shaped leaves in loose rosettes at the tips of each branch. The edges of the leaves have long, thin threadlike hairs hanging from them.

Although it is slow-growing, it is capable of reaching a height of 5 ft. (1.5 m), and looks best where it has room to develop to the full, such as in a cool conservatory sunroom, or hallway. Y.f. ‘Bright Edge’ is only 2 ft. (60 cm) high and Nolina recurvate has leaves broadly edged butter-yellow. Y.f. ‘Variegata’ has leaves edged with white, becoming pink tinted.

Size: Height 5 ft. (1.5 m).

Light: Direct sunlight.

Temperature: Normal room. Moisture Keep thoroughly moist from spring to fall. In winter, apply only enough water to prevent the soil drying out.

Feeding: Feed with standard liquid fertilizer every two weeks from spring until fall.

Propagation: Take cane cuttings or remove offsets.

Special needs: The plant can be placed outdoors during the summer months, in a position that receives at least three hours of direct sunlight every day to encourage growth. The yucca is tolerant of a range of temperatures as well as dry air, and will thrive in conditions that would be unsuitable for many plants.