To stop your yucca cane plant from getting any bigger, you can cut off the top portion of the trunk. When you have a leaning yucca plant, it may appear as though the plant is leaning because it is top heavy, but healthy yucca stems stand up under a heavy growth of leaves without bending.Read on to find out what really causes a yucca to lean over. Some leaves remain - only the top is cut off, and the stem is about 1 meter long. How can I stimulate the plant to have more shoots (without pruning the new shoot)? The root is covered in wax, which preserves the outer skin as it travels. Determine the halfway mark on your yucca, and using a saw or similar cutting device, lop off the top leafy section of the trunk. In the past 50 years I have cut off the tops of many Y. elephantipes that have grown too tall. And if yes, how to do that? I plant the cut off top after allowing the cut to dry and they always reroot. Stripping the leaves will also prevent the cutting from losing its … Reasons for Yucca Plant Leaning. I have ... Q. Yucca - I have an offshoot of my grandmother's Yucca, which she brought over to the U.S. from Austria in … However, if a Yucca plant begins to wane, quick and proper care is required to prevent it from worsening and losing it altogether. If you don’t want to make it quite as short as the halfway point, you can cut … pruning. This won’t look amazing for a while, though, as it will be bare. The best way to check if the root is still good is to break off the end of the yuca. Eventually new offshoots should sprout from this area. My question is, is it possible to get more than one shoot? ... Cut the trunk if root rot sets in. Keep the propagated yucca plant in indirect light and keep the soil slightly moist. So chop wisely. The leathery like leaves arch and will eventually yellow and fall off, replaced by the new top growth, this gradually increases the height of the plant. There is another healthy branch as well, also 1 m. long. The Yucca plant is a hardy plant that requires minimal maintenance. Allow the cut yucca stem to dry for a few days. In the cooler zones like Victoria, take cuttings from December to May. Cut the trunk right above the area that is experiencing the rotting. Q. Yucca Houseplant - I just noticed an infestation of something in between the shoots/leaves of my indoor yucca plant (see photos). First, tidy up the clump by stripping the lower leaves off the stems. To propagate a stick yucca, cut the stem using a sharp clean saw. Trim off the bottom leaves. Place the stem cutting in some potting soil to propagate it. The remaining part of the plant puts out new shoots, so that I end up with many plants to share with others. The best time to do your pruning is in the spring, shortly before the growing season. Cut the leafy top, keeping at least 4” (10 cm) on the stem. 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