Yucca rostrata damage

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Yucca rostrata damage

Post by jezza » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:54 am

My rostrata went through dec 2010 in the unheated greenhouse totally unscathed yet this winter, despite it being 7c warmer and in the same greenhouse it has suffered rot damage and last years growth has come out of the growing point. I opened the door when it was mild as i did last winter. Any idea what could have caused this? icon_scratch
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Re: Yucca rotrata damage

Post by The Codfather » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:17 am

was the pot BONE dry ?
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Re: Yucca rotrata damage

Post by jezza » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:20 am

Last watering it got was last week of november. Dragged it out yesterday and found the damage.


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Re: Yucca rotrata damage

Post by The Codfather » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:32 am

I would not of waterd it at all.........have you put a oisture meter in it ?
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Re: Yucca rotrata damage

Post by jezza » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:42 am

I don't have a moisture meter.

Why would watering it cause rot at the top?


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Re: Yucca rotrata damage

Post by The Codfather » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:06 pm

I think its just like alot of plants and a mixture of a few things........They love to be bone dry, warm, baking in the sun, good air flow, drinage.....etc.

I would not have give it a drop of water......also, what was the humidity like in the greenhouse this year ?????? was there lots or airflow ?
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Re: Yucca rotrata damage

Post by jezza » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:17 pm

Same as last year, i left one zip undone to help air get in although it was a bit humid during the mild spell in dec/jan.

It's outside now so i shall see what happens with it.


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Re: Yucca rotrata damage

Post by redsquirrel » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:40 pm

have a good squeeze up the trunk Jez,it may have gone up through the middle.if that and the roots are ok,dont give up on it.i cut the top off a rotted rigida,took 2 years to grow enough back to plant out icon_thumright
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Re: Yucca rotrata damage

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:22 pm

My guess is that the damage was caused last year.


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Re: Yucca rotrata damage

Post by jezza » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:59 pm

Trunk is solid. It was growing well last summer. Pic....

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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by Adam D » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:42 pm

That's a bit sad looking :(

I have given up on Yuccas after my linearifolia keeled over on Sunday.


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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by Simba » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:50 pm

Aww so sorry to hear that Adam..... :(


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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by Adam D » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:09 pm

Simba wrote:Aww so sorry to hear that Adam..... :(
Thanks mate.

Two horrible winters in a row were just too much for it.

I have some other plans for the space now, which in all honesty will probably blend in more with the way the back garden looks now.

Still a bummer to lose what was once a really good looking plant.

Oh well.


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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by jezza » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:33 am

I'll leave it out and see if it comes back. If not i'll replace it with a gloriosa, they are bulletproof here.


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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by Simba » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:20 pm

Adam D wrote:Still a bummer to lose what was once a really good looking plant..
It was a real beauty, and seeing yours, catapaulted Linearifolia straight to the top of my 'must have' list...

What if you kept one in a buried pot so that you could lift if during the worst winters..??


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