Yucca Plants
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yucca

Zone Westport, WA | Anonymous added on July 16, 2017 | Answered

I live in the coastal Pacific Northwest. My decades-old yuccas bloomed this year as usual. Though the spikes are normal sized, about 4 or 5 feet tall, they seem to be too heavy for the plants, and all are leaning, some to the ground. Is this a consequence of too little water (the other plants in the area don't seem to be suffering), or inadequate pruning? I thought of cutting the spikes and cutting away the old leaves, in the hope of having better result next year.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 17, 2017

Check on the soil moisture. Overly wet soil can cause root rot.
In this case though, I think the flowers are just simply heavy and the plant may need some additional moisture.
This really is quite stunning, even bending down!

Here is a link with some other possible causes.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/yucca/droopy-yucca-plants.htm

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