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#59251 November 30th, 2006 at 08:58 PM
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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?

#59252 November 30th, 2006 at 09:59 PM
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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??

#59253 December 1st, 2006 at 03:30 AM
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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.

#59254 December 1st, 2006 at 05:21 AM
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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!

#59255 December 1st, 2006 at 05:58 AM
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Will do.

#59256 December 1st, 2006 at 09:12 PM
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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?

#59257 December 1st, 2006 at 09:24 PM
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What kind of soil was in it???
Just outta curiousity...

#59258 December 1st, 2006 at 09:56 PM
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Normal potting soil but I had added quite a bit of grit in it.

#59259 December 1st, 2006 at 10:29 PM
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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.

#59260 December 2nd, 2006 at 02:26 AM
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Thanks. I have brought it out to a sunny place.


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