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Propagating yuccas

We 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.


Now 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.

UnitecAdvice by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor of Resource Management.

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