17 YEARS of TROPICAL AND DESERT PLANTS
Rookie With a Success
Posted by Cosmo on July 20, 2015, 8:59 pm
Yeah I know it's not much for you pros but sometime back I picked up a Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ from a bib box store. It caught my eye because the pot was unusually full. Turns out it had an offset as big as the other plant. So I packed it up with everything else I had and took it home. I figured it had evaded going to market last year and would be pretty much pot bound. When I went to plant it I separated the two and then trimmed off the rhizomes which already looked liked it had buds forming. I now have 4 more plants growing. Just don't tell the plant police I propagated a patent protected plant. LOL Thanks for all your help and education on the board here.
Re: Rookie With a Success
Posted by Eckhard Germany z7 on July 21, 2015, 4:28 pm, in reply to "Rookie With a Success"
Hi Cosmo, once the Y. "Color Guard" was blooming you will be able to propagate it intensively. Mine formed 11 new plants so I decided to take of 10 of them and gave them to friends as a gift. The I took it out and moved it to another place.This was three years ago but up to now one or two new plants appear per year out of the rhizome at the former place. Sometimes I call this Yucca a pest plant Eckhard
Posted by Dave in NoVA z7a on July 22, 2015, 8:04 am, in reply to "Re: Rookie With a Success"
That happens with any Yucca filamentosa / flaccida! Once you have, you may never be without it! I have a Y. gloriosa that is doing the same thing. Hmmm. Thought I had removed all those little roots!
Posted by Cosmo on July 21, 2015, 7:42 pm, in reply to "Re: Rookie With a Success"
That why 2,4-D is made. And if that doesn't work RU is always a good go to.
Posted by Tim MA z6 on July 20, 2015, 10:52 pm, in reply to "Rookie With a Success"
Hi Cosmo Great job propagating your Yucca. Gotta love Yuccas!
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