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Q.Yucca Pruning

Anonymous added on April 29, 2011 | Answered

I pruned the flower top on my yucca plants last year. Since then, they have not grown at all. Will they ever re-flower? Will they ever grow more? I cut 3 inches above where the flower stem comes out of the top of the plant. These plants are about 6 feet tall. Also, my yuccas have ‘sprouts’ coming out of the middle of some trunks. These are growing very slowly. Are they ok like that? I like them.  Should one remove dead leaves from the trunk if they are dry and withered?

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Answered on April 29, 2011

Yes, it will bloom again. Yuccas do not always bloom every year, so it may be skipping a year. It is fine to leave the growths. They will not harm the plant. Yes, you can remove the dead leaves. There is no reason for them to stay on the plant.

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