The Q&A Archives: Yucca plant

Question: Hello,
My name is Ramona Nugent.
What part of the plant can you take off of the Yucca plant to get more plants to grow more?

Answer: Wait for your yucca plant to produce an offshoot from its trunk. These are just baby plants growing from the bottom of the yucca. Remove the offshoot with shears or a sharp knife when it has leaves six inches in length or longer. Dip the bottom of the removed offshoot in rooting hormone powder to stimulate root growth and prevent rot. Place it in a 4-inch pot filled with regular potting mix with a little sand or perlite added to give it more aeration. Water the potting mixture thoroughly at first and then keep it just barely moist afterward. The top of the potting mix must be dry to the touch before you give the cutting more water. Place the cutting in bright light, but avoid direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can harm a weak new cutting. A yucca plant takes about two months to propagate. After four months, transplant it into a larger pot of regular potting mix. Good luck with your new plant.

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