Yucca Plants
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Yucca

Michael Son added on March 21, 2011 | Answered

Hi I have a Yucca 'tree'. How can I stop it from growing? Also, the leaves are looking very sad. Leaves are growing from the base of three. Please advise

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Heather
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Answered on March 23, 2011

You can't really stop it from growing. If it is an indoor yucca, it may be rootbound. The leaves from the bottom are likely pups, which increase when the plant is under stress. Check to see if it is rootbound and if it is, you can repot it or you can root prune it. Root pruning will help keep it smaller. These articles will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/root-bound-symptoms.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/prune-roots.htm

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Michael Son
Answered on March 23, 2011

Hi thanks for the response however myY
Yucca is outdoors is there anyway I can stop it growing it's about 10 feet high also where do o start to prune top or bottom and should I take off leaves from the base.

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