This easy-care plant, which is native to semi-arid regions of South America, makes a fabulous choice here in Central Oregon. It’s tolerance of dry climates and it’s drought tolerance make it a great choice for the new or seasoned indoor gardener. In Summer, when the danger of frost is past, this plant will enjoy an open porch with indirect sunlight. Potting soils for this plant should be a well-draining mix of 2/3 sand to 1/3 peat. Yucca comes in many leaf colors from green and blue tones to variegated leaves with striking yellows and whites. Don’t confuse this indoor tropical with the hardy varieties that will enjoy your outdoor garden, but all do well in Central Oregon.