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Q.Can Yucca Elephantipes Live In Zone 7?

Zone Caryville 37714 | Pryj added on March 18, 2022 | Answered

I received this small, potted plant at my father-in-law’s funeral in 2016. This makes the plant especially dear to me; however, it has grown enormous in the last 6 years. It doesn’t help that I live in a very small house. Would this plant live and thrive if I were to transplant him to the ground?

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Answered on March 18, 2022

No, unfortunately. Not even close! This is a tropical to subtropical species, so it will need to remain in container.

You can divide them once they produce offsets. Give away larger plants, and keep the babies. I do this with some of my larger plants that are important to me. This allows me to keep smaller versions of it, without it exceeding the space that I have allotted.


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