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Please help with a yucca

notanexpert44notanexpert44 Posts: 1
edited January 2020 in Problem solving

Hi all,

i am an absolute novice when i come to plants and need some advice. I was given a yucca that wasnt to healthy. I have been nurturing it, and it looks like it is coming back to life. Its a fighter! Now it looks like this. Are these roots? Do you think this healthy part needs cutting off and replanting? Any advice is greatly appreciated


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,246
    They look like aerial roots. They help the plant to absorb water from the air. 
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,000
    edited January 2020
    Adventitious roots emerging from the stems like that normally indicate a problem with the roots or stem below them . The plant is battling for survival .
    You can cut off the stem just below these roots , leave to callous for a week or two and then re-plant in a well drained growing medium .
    Give as bright a position as possible for healthy strong growth .
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