Yucca Plants

Saving My Yucca

Anonymous added on May 26, 2011 | Answered

I have a Yucca I think is either Yucca treculeana or Yucca filifera. It was about 8 feet high and started leaning. Eventually leaned to horizontal (95 degree) bend. At the top it has started four forks. I cut it at bend, transported it, and cut it a foot away from the damaged part in order to transplant. I dusted the cut part with root hormone and put it in water and a week later in water with soil. I left it in the sun. No roots have started and it does not look good. How can I save it? Should it have been dried for a week before replanting? Is shade better? What kind of medium should I have put it in? Help! I don't want to lose it.

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Answered on May 27, 2011

This article has directions on how to root the cutting:

I would check the cut and make sure that there is not any rot that has set into the cut (it will be soft). If it has rot, cut off the rotted part and start again.

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