yucca gloriosa variegata help

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shanks60
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yucca gloriosa variegata help

Post by shanks60 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:59 am

hi, my yucca flowered last year and this year the head has split into two branches, noticed that there are 4 pups sprouting from the ground around it, I want to lift them and plant them up in pots and grow on, never done it before is it viable to lift without damaging, someone I spoke to said they don't do well being lifted, thanks in advance
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GREVILLEAJ
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yucca gloriosa variegata help

Post by GREVILLEAJ » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:29 am

My mature one has behaved similarly over the years and whether I have lifted pups with or without roots and taken head or stem cuttings, the results have very uneven.

As you have four to play with I would try a number of options. If you carefully check any that have roots then take one now. Don't try to grow them on in late summer.

No roots, then try a cutting. Dry the end first be fore rooting in something with good drainage.

If you want leave them to get bigger and take new plants in late Spring you could also try and bury the bottom of the pup in something gritty supported and contained by stones or bricks to encourage rooting before lifting.

Whatever you do, keep a record of any successes or failures and post the results. icon_thumright


shanks60
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yucca gloriosa variegata help

Post by shanks60 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:37 pm

thanks and will do


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