Top Questions About Yucca Plants

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Questions About Yucca Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 21, 2011

Q. Outdoor Yucca Plant Care

I had some yucca plants incorporated into my landscape in mid December. Since planting, however, the crown and leaves have all started drooping and turning yellow. I’m not sure what to do. Can you help?

Answered by
Heather on
January 27, 2011
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A.

It sounds like they are suffering from transplant shock. This article will help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 4, 2011

Q. Pruning Yuccas

I have lots of side shoots on my Yucca. Each time I pull them off, they grow back. Today I cut them off. Should I put anything on the cuts to stop further growth. They are becoming a problem.

Answered by
Nikki on
February 7, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Yucca is very difficult to eradicate. However, if you wish to get rid of the plant, cut it down as close to the ground as possible and then paint the fresh cut with concentrated Round-Up. Keep an eye on it and if you see any shoots, you'll have to repeat this process. This article will provide additional information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/yucca/removing-yucca.htm

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Asked by
julie on
February 5, 2011

Q. Yucca Plants

I have a yucca plant in my garden and was wondering if the cold weather has damaged it because all the new leaves and old leaves are soft and falling off. and the top of the plant is soft and gooyee

Answered by
Heather on
February 5, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Yes, it does sound like the cold has damaged it. It can regrow from the stem or roots if they are still alive. This article will help you determine that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 9, 2011

Q. Planting Yucca

I have a lot of yucca cuttings, all with green tops. Should they be planted immediately or should I wait to plant them after the cut has dried a bit?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 9, 2011
Certified Expert
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Allow the cut to dry out a bit before planting. This will help prevent rot.

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Asked by
dessie on
February 12, 2011

Q. Is My Yucca Dead?

After two very cold snowy winters the leaves on my yucca are hanging off. Can it be revived?

Answered by
Heather on
February 13, 2011
Certified Expert
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You will need to determine if it is still alive. This article will help you with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

If it is still alive, it will regrow, though the shape may be different.

Also, this article may help you protect it in the future if it is still alive:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/yucca/yucca-cold-weather.htm

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Asked by
parrothead28 on
February 14, 2011

Q. I Live in Florida and Want to Know Where I Plant a Yucca, Different Sun?

Should yucca be planted in sun or partial sun?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 15, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yucca plants may be placed in areas of partial sun but the majority thrive well in full sun.

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Asked by
freezerdrill on
February 16, 2011

Q. Yucca Plant

Just want you to know the yucca has all dead leaves on it. Can I just take them off not causing any problems to the plant? Will it still grow? Many thanks.

Answered by
plantariu on
February 16, 2011
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yes it's fine, you can remove them it won't cause any problems. they should be removed anyway, just cut them off as close to the trunk as possible :)

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