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My yucca is dying!

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by preciousgreenfingers on November 30, 2006 08:58 PM
Something's wrong with my yucca. The leves are turning yellow and drying up. It all seemed to happen overnight. The soil was very dry so I watered it( it hadnt been watered for more than a month!) It was near a radiator so I moved it away. Nothing seems to be working. Any advice how I can save it?
by weezie13 on November 30, 2006 09:59 PM
PGF,
Is your plant in a pot/container???
If yes, how's the drainage?

And if it's inside, is in like direct sun
or indirect sun??

And how old is it?
*when did you get it?*

Had you recently moved it from another location
previously??

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by preciousgreenfingers on December 01, 2006 03:30 AM
It is in a pot with good drainage. It gets good indirect light and has been in the same place for quite sometime. Its 3 years old. Its one of the first houseplants I acquired when I moved to London so I am quite attached to it.
I hope that helps.
by margaret e. pell on December 01, 2006 05:21 AM
Yucca in the wild have a big/deep tap root. They also grow with more direct sun than any of us could survive. If I were you, I would unpot it and check the root. Is it firm and healthy? If there is rot, to what extent? Is it straight, coiled around at the bottom (as if it wants to grow deeper)? Any sign of bugs around the growth point or the small side roots? Some parasites are hard to see at first glance. If it's gooey when you squish it, no matter what it looked like first, tell us about it. My mother grew some yucca outside at her house and one year decided to transplant them. She couldn't/didn't want to bother, getting to the bottom of the root, so she cut it off at about a foot and a half and relocated the tops (these were mature plants). It took them a year or more to recover, but then they grew as well as they had before, blooming and all. 2 years later she found shoots coming up at the original site that eventually developed into reasonable plants. The moral of this story is ... yucca are forgiving. You haven't necessarilly lost yours yet. Be of good cheer,check it out, and tell us what you find!

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by preciousgreenfingers on December 01, 2006 05:58 AM
Will do.
by preciousgreenfingers on December 01, 2006 09:12 PM
Just finished inspecting my yucca. Nothing wrong with the root as far as I could tell. Actually it seemed too dry. Could it be that it went into shock as it was too dry (I had not watered it for over a month). There was no sign of any bugs. The root was coiled up but as the pot it is in is quite big and there was lot of room at the bottom, I kind of opened it out. Keeping my fingers crossed. Any thoughts?
by weezie13 on December 01, 2006 09:24 PM
What kind of soil was in it???
Just outta curiousity...

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by preciousgreenfingers on December 01, 2006 09:56 PM
Normal potting soil but I had added quite a bit of grit in it.
by margaret e. pell on December 01, 2006 10:29 PM
It all sounds very good except that it probably would enjoy more sun. I don't know why it did what it did. Hopefully it will recover.

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may God bless the WHOLE world!
by preciousgreenfingers on December 02, 2006 02:26 AM
Thanks. I have brought it out to a sunny place.

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