Just remembering the first time I saw the plant I just get excited.
It was the morning of the 12th of June – the day after the wedding – while we all were having breakfast in the masia we were staying over. I do not remember how, but this plant was suddenly shining in the stone wall with some hanging beautiful yellow lemons – eco-lemons, Kat emphasized it! -, little papers with Japanese words and expressions and some enveloppes – the other “material” gifts from our friends -.
“How special it is!” – I remember I thought. “It comes from another place, it is exotic”.
Some months later, here it is, at our home, bringing us rays of light and memories – the best! – from that magic weekend we had.
TIPS TO KEEP IT (NICE) AT HOME:
- Very important: placed it indoors in a sunny but indirect light spot.
- It depends from the place, but moderate watering (I do it once per week, and my trick, I always touch the soil before, and if it is dry… water!).
- Because the Yucca is adapted to desert like climates they are able to tolerate being dry. If the foliage shows a brown tip with a yellow halo you probably are over watering.
- If the Yucca does become infected with bugs or mites, spraying a soapy mixture of water and dish soap over the plant usually does the trick.
- Transplantation is good during spring time, but also ends of summer and autumn. (Yey, that’s good point!).
In the same way I love my “Ficus de Amor” – first gift from my boy and first post about a plant – this one is our “Yucca de la Amistad”, and it will always will be!
Much, much eco-love,