Yucca pruning - Knowledgebase Question

Toms River, NJ
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Question by LaBrutto
June 20, 2006
My yuccas form the large stalk with the white bellish flowers. Once the flowers die - can I cut the stalk off - and where should I make the cut (as I don't want to form a second offshoot - as that appears to have happened on the one that I did cut) - please advise.

Answer from NGA
June 20, 2006
Certainly you can deadhead a yucca. Cut the bloom stalk off down low, close to the ground. The foliage portion of the plant will make offsets however, this is how it maintains the clump.

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