Yucca Plants
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splitting a yucca

Zone Everett Washington | Cdarror59 added on July 16, 2016 | Answered

I have a yucca in this yard I just bought. It's a mess of plants all with old wood still in them. Can I separate and save them?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 17, 2016

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

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/yucca/caring-for-and-landscaping-with-yuccas-outdoors.htm

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