Yucca Plants

Easiest Way to Dig Up and Replant Yucca

Anonymous added on July 10, 2015 | Answered

What is the best/easiest way to dig up and replant a large yucca plant in my south facing garden? It is resprouting at a great pace and has outgrown its home.

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Answered on July 11, 2015

Spring or fall is the best time for transplanting. That being said, start by digging a hole around the plant. Keep it a short distance from the plant as some species have long root systems. When you have removed a lot of soil around and beneath the rhizomes, you should be able to lift up the clump. Once lifted you can divide the yucca into smaller parts for replanting elsewhere or simply transplant the entire clump. This article will help reduce transplant shock: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

Also, if the yucca has pups, you could simply remove and replant these and prune the mother plant back. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/yucca/separating-and-repotting-yucca-offshoot-pups.htm

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