wot to do now

Hi all ,this was a rescue plant when we moved here,I think its a Yucca of some kind and was in the rubbish bit, I replanted the larger one and the two smaller ones came,now its looking healthier and is a fairly strong grower i think the pot might be too small for three, So wot to do, wait till summer and split or do it now , or leave for a year or so i don't know ?  


 excuse yellow leaf its one of my figs just come in from the cold ready for winter,Cheersimage miserable cold rain erein Muns Nor  Norfolk image



  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 782

    Im no expert  but if you can identify it at the local GC or online then I suspect all my Learned Chums will be able to steer you in the right direction


  • The bigger the pot you give it Alan, the more offsets it will sprout as it actually looks more like an Agave of sorts but as can't enlarge, not too sure.  It looks happy enough in that pot......I'd leave it til next year ( and also til you have ID'd it for sure......Agave's are not usually hardy in UK.....at least not reliably so.....hate getting wet ).image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,043

    I wouldn't interfere with it now whatever it is.

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

    cheers everybody many thanks

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    Astelia of some kind? Just a thought. image

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,076

    Do Yuccas grow off a trunk?, it doesnt look like mine.

    Could it be some sort of Bromeliad?

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Yuccas do form a trunk tho not always so obvious on flaccida ( but that is not Alan's ).  Once they grow up, the lower leaves die off or you remove them and so you have a trunk, similar to the effect of Cordyline.  There are quite a few different Yuccas ......some more hardy than others.  Some Agaves can also produce a trunk like effect.image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,043

    Alan, did you post this for an ID some time ago?

  • Not a Bromeliad......no obvious "cup".   Are the leaves that bluish colour in reality Alan ?

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

    Hi ,Yes Verdun the leaves are not tough but are sharp and the pic colour is a fair one, so it seems leave till April,  leave together into a big pot ,i like the big pot idea,that will do nicely,potting into big pot wot soil u think, JI no 3 ?? full sun  Cheers many thanks for all that. Bit dull erein Muns

Sign In or Register to comment.