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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
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Chillybean
Jul 26, 2015 1:41 PM CST
We were visiting friends yesterday who have what we think are Yucca glauca. The Mr. is tired of mowing around them, so we took one. I hope to go back and get the rest.

Some years ago, when we were trying to transplant another variety of yucca away from the house (With those massive roots, my husband was afraid they'd grow into the foundation.). Every attempt at transplant failed, yet the roots remaining always brought forth new growth. Later someone told me that you need to let the root toughen by leaving it out for about a week before transplanting. Is this true?

I really like this variety of yucca, so hope this plant survives. I already have two baby Yucca glauca that are slowly growing.

Thank you very much.



Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jul 27, 2015 10:37 AM CST

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Yes, you do have to let the cut end callous before planting, if you do that you should have no trouble.
Good luck with your Yuccas. Smiling
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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Jul 27, 2015 12:15 PM CST
Thank you for confirming this. It seemed an odd thing to do.

Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jul 27, 2015 3:02 PM CST

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I guess the roots develop from the cut end, and not from the nodes, unlike other plants. It is the same with cactus plants. Smiling
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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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Kelli
Jul 27, 2015 3:15 PM CST
What I heard is that you need to form a callus to prevent infection from getting in.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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frostweed
Jul 27, 2015 3:29 PM CST

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Yes, infection and rot can set in if the cut is not healed before planting. Smiling
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