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Monday, March 9, 2009

Yucca-Adam’s Needle

When I lived in Colorado I drove by pastures grazed by horses and Yucca grew all over the place and felt sorry for the horses because not only where the plants not edible but they could also cut into their hides so why anyone would want to raise Yucca is beyond me, but that aside propagating Yucca can be done by cutting off a stem, usually they come in multiples, and trim off the bottom leaves and store the cutting and allow it to dry out for 7 days. Dig a hole, depending how long the cutting is then backfill. If there is more to the top of the cutting then the bottom stake the plant. Water. It will take any where from 3-6 months for the cutting to root. Cuttings can be taken in late spring or early summer. Blooms are white and fragrant and will appear in late summer, the plant is evergreen, drought tolerant, reaches a height of 4', and yes also deer resistant. Yucca comes in green, variegated, and yellow leaves.

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