First, tidy up the clump by stripping the lower leaves off the stems. Allow the cut yucca stem to dry for a few days. The crown of my yucca broke during transportation. pruning. Trim off the bottom leaves. Q. Yucca Houseplant - I just noticed an infestation of something in between the shoots/leaves of my indoor yucca plant (see photos). Reasons for Yucca Plant Leaning. The best time to do your pruning is in the spring, shortly before the growing season. Q. Yucca – Trim - If top cut off yucca, can it be replanted? In the warmer parts of Australia, yucca cuttings can be taken almost anytime of the year. To propagate a stick yucca, cut the stem using a sharp clean saw. The three main causes of a yucca leaning over are root rot, drought, and shock. The root is covered in wax, which preserves the outer skin as it travels. In the cooler zones like Victoria, take cuttings from December to May. Eventually new offshoots should sprout from this area. ... Cut the trunk if root rot sets in. When you have a leaning yucca plant, it may appear as though the plant is leaning because it is top heavy, but healthy yucca stems stand up under a heavy growth of leaves without bending.Read on to find out what really causes a yucca to lean over. I plant the cut off top after allowing the cut to dry and they always reroot. Determine the halfway mark on your yucca, and using a saw or similar cutting device, lop off the top leafy section of the trunk. If you don’t want to make it quite as short as the halfway point, you can cut … Select those that are firm and free from blemishes or soft spots. The best way to check if the root is still good is to break off the end of the yuca. Cut the leafy top, keeping at least 4” (10 cm) on the stem. This won’t look amazing for a while, though, as it will be bare. Place the stem cutting in some potting soil to propagate it. And, well, look like a plant that has had its head chopped off. I have ... Q. Yucca - I have an offshoot of my grandmother's Yucca, which she brought over to the U.S. from Austria in … Cut the trunk right above the area that is experiencing the rotting. Stripping the leaves will also prevent the cutting from losing its … However, if a Yucca plant begins to wane, quick and proper care is required to prevent it from worsening and losing it altogether. To stop your yucca cane plant from getting any bigger, you can cut off the top portion of the trunk. Some leaves remain - only the top is cut off, and the stem is about 1 meter long. My question is, is it possible to get more than one shoot? There is another healthy branch as well, also 1 m. long. Keep the propagated yucca plant in indirect light and keep the soil slightly moist. In the past 50 years I have cut off the tops of many Y. elephantipes that have grown too tall. The remaining part of the plant puts out new shoots, so that I end up with many plants to share with others. 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