have two indoor yuccas which are thriving and have just been repotted.
One has an extra shoot coming from the top, and to balance it with
the other plant we were wondering how this could be propagated and
a new plant started.
is a good time to propagate yuccas. Use a sharp knife, and at the
point where the shoot meets the stem, cut it off. Place it in a
pot filled with seedraising mix or a 50/50 mix of potting mix and
pumice. The mix needs to be well drained. Water the mix well before
placing the shoot into it. A plastic bag can be placed over the
top of the pot and tied with a rubber band or similar. This will
prevent the plant from drying out. After about 8-10 weeks remove
the plastic and leave in a position with bright light, but not direct
sunlight, until roots are well established.
by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor
of Resource Management.
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