Yucca rostrata damage

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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by Adam D » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:33 pm

Simba wrote:
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..??
That's a good idea Simba, but I would rather have a plant in the ground than in a pot because they grow so much better.

My view may change if we get a run of normal winters :P


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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by GaryW » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:46 am

I had one do exactly the same, had it for 5 years, grew a few leaves the first couple, then stopped then the growing point came away. When I checked it before binning it, there were no roots whatsoever !! It hadn't grown roots and then lost them, there weren't even any signs of dead roots. Personally it was probaby a gonner when I bought it. :(


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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by jezza » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:05 pm

Checked it today and i think it's a gonner.


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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:34 pm

:(


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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by Andy Martin » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:20 pm

Hmmm.... it does seem to be that when the roots perish, the plant will perish at a later date. I had a small trunked Rostrata that faded over an 18 month period. When I dug it up it had no roots at all and the base looked like charcoal :shock:


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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by redsquirrel » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:15 pm

my first rostrata went this way,when the crown was finally reduced to nothing,i sawed it up for the green bags.rot had spread right up through the middle.
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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by jezza » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:38 pm

I pulled it out of it's pot and the roots were non existant. It's on the winter killed plant heap now.


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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:45 pm

Sorry to hear about peoples losses! So glad I didn't fork out for one of these.
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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by Adam D » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:48 pm

Rostrata are not in the premier league when it comes to Yucca hardiness IMO.


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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by jezza » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:57 pm

Even my gloriosa has damage! 3 winters in the minus teens hasn't done it much good!


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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by phatplants » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:17 pm

Bought a nice Yucca Rostrata a month ago from the eBay guy in Hungary. It has a 3 and a half foot trunk, and is approximately 4 and a half foot tall. I removed the Yucca from the packaging it was sent in and have put it in a large pot, and left it in the garage. Apart from some rain water a couple of weeks ago, I haven't watered. Is this likely to be ok? The leaf tips are browned at the end, but apart from that it seems ok. Any advice would be very gratefully received.


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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by Andy Martin » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:15 pm

I too bought one from this supplier similar to yours, planted it in the ground last spring and within a month it flowered
which was a pain as the plant was using all its energy into flowering rather than producing a good root system.
The other issue of course is that moisture can penetrate throught the flowering stem and into the head. In their own natural environment Winter freezes are accompanied by dry conditions unlike ours.
Mine is looking a little worse for wear having been out in the open all Winter whereas the Yuccas under cover look in mint condition The secret of success is getting a good root system in place
This yucca Linearifolia I planted at virtually right angle as an experiment has rooted well and has been producing fresh growth during the Winter.
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Here's the rostrata looking a bit washed out . sorry pic is on its side :roll:
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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by phatplants » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:14 pm

Hi Andy, what planting medium do you use? Moving house in a couple of weeks time, hence why the Y. rostrata is in a pot in the garage. Can't wait to get it in thd ground, along with a few other bits i've picked up recently. Will post a pic tomorrow after work if I get a chance.


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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by Andy Martin » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:34 pm

I use a sandy soil that will dry out quickly. All my yuccas seem happy in this medium. It is not the natural soil of my garden though. I don't use any aggregate in the soil either only as a top dressing.


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Re: Yucca rostrata damage

Post by phatplants » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:20 am

Is that sharp sand Andy? Do you add grit or any other medium to it? Regards :)


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