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Yucca drooping

I've got a Yucca plant that's seems to be dropping a bit and going wavy!  One of the leaves is a bit brown.  I keep reading different advice, one site says it could be thirsty whilst another says it over watered!  I bought it a few days ago from dobbies and have watered it once as the soil looked very dry.


  • Hi skmckay image

    Can you show us a photo of your yucca please and tell us a bit more about how/where it's planted?

    To upload a photo start with the camera icon ... if the photo won't upload reducing the size usually works. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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  • It's placed by bi fold doors so gets lots of light.  The garden is south facing, however not much sun recently!

  • I suspect that it's been over-watered ... don't water it again until the compost is totally dry ... Yuccas are semi-desert plants and don't need much water at all, particularly in the winter when light levels are low, temperatures are cooler and it's not growing..  It may not need any more water for several months.  

    I don't think you've killed it  image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Oh I hope not!  I've given it a bit of water today...Will that explain why one of the leaves are brown?  Should I leave it by the doors still?

  • I have also got one of these plants - owned it for about 6 - 9 months and keep it in a cold conservatory facing south.  I must admit I may have over watered mine recently, but now I will stop and do as you suggest Philippa with your watering regime. 

    I would be inclined to repot your yucca in the spring now - I don't think this is the right time at all, and I would put it into a larger terracotta pot or if you have to use a plastic pot then add plenty of crock and grit to the bottom.

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