The Q&A Archives: Yucca Cane

Question: I have a Yucca Cane tree. The leaves are now very droopy and not like they were when I bought it. What am I doing wrong and what can I do to fix it?

Answer: Droopy leaves can indicate either too much or too little water. It's best to water thoroughly, then allow the top of the soil to dry slightly before watering thoroughly again. Sometimes potted plants develop air pockets in the potting soil and even though you think you're watering thoroughly, the water might actually just be draining through the potting soil without wetting it completely. The best way to counteract this is to set the pot in a larger container of water and allow it to sit until no more air bubbles rise to the surface. Then take the pot out and allow it to drain. Do this every few months and the potting soil shouldn't develop any more air pockets.

Try watering every 2 weeks and your yucca should be getting just the right amount of water.

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