wot to do now

Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,575

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 ?  


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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,076

    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


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  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,491

    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 PeterboroughPosts: 25,585

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

  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,575

    cheers everybody many thanks

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,167

    Astelia of some kind? Just a thought. image

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 11,734

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

    Could it be some sort of Bromeliad?

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  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,491

    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 PeterboroughPosts: 25,585

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

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