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  1. Indoor Yucca
  2. I Have a Yucca in a Pot Outside, the Leaves Are Going Brown at the Top. Why
  3. I have two indoor yucca plants, do I water them from the bottom or the top
  4. Yucca Plants Yellowing
  5. Indoor Yucca Plant
  6. How Can I Fix My Wilting Yucca
  7. Feeding
Asked by Anonymous on November 10, 2010
Indoor Yucca

What is the reason for yucca tips to start browning? I repotted a year ago, it receives proper light and water, but wasn’t fertilized.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is a sign that you are overwatering. You should only water these plants when the soil is mostly dry.

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Asked by jarmstro on January 12, 2011
I Have a Yucca in a Pot Outside, the Leaves Are Going Brown at the Top. Why

Live in Table View, Cape Town. Very windy and hot.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is a sign that the plant is under some kind of water stress. Typically for yuccas, this would mean too much water but given your location, it may be too little water. Check the roots just to make sure there is not root rot (which would prevent the plant from taking up water) and if the ground is very dry, give it some supplemental water.

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Asked by vonnieb on February 16, 2011
I Have Two Indoor Yucca Plants, Do I Water Them From the Bottom or the Top

The leaves are going brown around the edges. Why is this? They are quite big now and I would hate to lose them.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/what-causes-brown-edges-on-leaves-of-plant.htm

If they are very large, I would suspect that they may be root bound, which would cause brown edges on the leaves. This article will help you determine if this is the case:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/root-bound-symptoms.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on February 27, 2011
Yucca Plants Yellowing

I have two yucca plants in pots.  I live in northern Florida, and they are outside in full sun most of the year. We have had them inside due to cold temps, but now all the leaves are turning yellow from the bottom up.

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Nikki
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Asked by Anonymous on March 10, 2011
Indoor Yucca Plant

I have two indoor Yucca plants, and both have become very top heavy. Can I cut the trunks and replant the plants? The leaves on both plants are green and still growing, I don’t want to do anything that will prevent them from growing more. I have stakes in both plants to keep them upright.

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Nikki
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Asked by Marc B. on March 10, 2011
How Can I Fix My Wilting Yucca

I have a yucca tree that i have had for 5 years. It has always done well in my nicely sunny living room. Recently, it started to look rather sickly, with the leaves wilting downward. There was 6 tree stalks in the same pot, so I thought that seperating them into 2 separate pots would help. That was 3 weeks ago, and so far it hasnt helped. I have begun treatment for bugs and fungus.
As I read these blogs on yucca care, I read conflicting reports on over and under-watering. Can someone help. Am I over watering, or is it dehydrated?

 

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The reason you have read conflicting advice on over and under watering is because they have the same effect on a plant. It can be confusing to determine.

But, with yucca plants, typically they are over watered because they are a desert plant and people tend to care for them too much. Water only when the first inch of soil is dry.

Even if you do properly water most of the time, one time over watering can cause root rot to set in and that will also cause symptoms like that. Here is more information on root rot: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

I would look to either over watering or root rot as the issue at this time.

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Asked by Anonymous on March 13, 2011
Feeding

What and how often do I feed my indoor yucca plant?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

A balanced fertilizer will work fine. Fertilize it about once every 3-4 months.

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