saving indoor yucca
I recently planted my indoor yucca of 15 years outside in a north facing garden. Oh dear! The leaves have turned a very light green and continue to fall off on a daily basis. It has been subject to a few very cold/frosty nights - maybe a little premature to plant out. It's well over 6' tall at its highest point with 3 stems (the other 2 being shorter). How can I rescue it? Please help. It's my pride and joy from a baby! Thank you.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
You are correct in that perhaps it was a little early to move your plant outdoors. Yucca should not be transplanted outdoors until the weather is consistently 50+ degrees and the ground has begun to warm. In addition, the plant may be going through a bit of shock since it was accustomed to indoor life for 15 years. Your pride and joy is probably stressed out a little.
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