Planting up







Hi all, I have this Yucca style plant and it flowered last year.  Beneath it there are 2 -3 young plants - can I pot them up or is it best to leave them where they are ? Any advice greatly appreciated.  Thank you.image


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,612

    I would pot them up using a loam-based compost with lots of added horticultural grit. 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Thanks I'll give one a try.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    Are they seedlings or are they runners/suckers/offhoots?

    I'm just interested, you can pot them up as Dove says whichever they areimage

  • Oh I'm not sure - didn't even give that a thought. Just assumed they were seedlings ! How would I know the difference ? 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    Seedlings will just have roots. The off-shoots will be joined to the parent below the soil.

  • Thank you - I'll investigate over the weekend. If it's an offshoot do I cut it off from where it is joined to the parent or from beneath the new plant ? 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,220

    Cut it off as close to the parent plant as you can. You will probably need a breadsaw to do it.They are really tough.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Ok thanks. And pot up the whole offshoot ? 

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