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Yucca Elephantipes – Is it normal to have roots growing out of the leaves?

Zone Seattle, Washington | NewPlantMom added on February 28, 2019 | Answered

Hello, new plant owner here. I just bought a Yucca plant and noticed these red roots growing out of the base of the leaves. Could you tell me if this is normal? I don't see them when I look up pictures of this plant. Is it ok to cut these off? Also, the base of the tallest one is a little wobbly and is slightly lifting the pot on one side. I think it is getting too top heavy. I read that it's best to keep them in the same pot as long as possible. Do you think I should re-pot it to a bigger pot or should I just add more soil to the top? Any advice is appreciated!

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on February 28, 2019

It is indeed an air root coming out of it. However, this plant is one of the easiest to propagate, you can just cut off the top of the stem or your rooted shoot and put it in a pot.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/yucca/separating-and-repotting-yucca-offshoot-pups.htm

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