How to Grow Yucca Cane From Tips

Overview

The yucca is a tree or shrub in the agave family that depends upon the yucca moth for pollination. The yucca will thrive as a houseplant in milder areas of the country, or in the home landscape in poor soil and with very little water. Plant the yucca where it will receive at least six hours of sun a day.

Step 1

Cut the tip of the yucca plant with at least 5 inches of stem.

Step 2

Remove all but the top 3 or 4 leaves from the cutting.

Step 3

Dip the cut end of the yucca cutting into the fungicide powder. Place the cutting in an area that remains cool and shady and allow it to remain for three days.

Step 4

Mix equal parts of potting soil and sand and pour it into the planting pot to within 1/2 inch of the top. Water the soil until the water runs out of the bottom of the pot. Allow it to drain completely.

Step 5

Create a hole in the soil for the cutting, place the cut end into the hole and backfill with soil.

Step 6

Place the potted cutting in an area that receives indirect light, near a window but out of direct sunlight. Rooting should occur in three to four weeks. Allow the yucca plant to remain in the pot for at least three weeks before planting it in its permanent location.

Things You'll Need

  • Pruning shears
  • Fungicide powder
  • Sand
  • Potting soil
  • Planting pot

References

  • University of Florida: Yucca Production Guide
  • Arizona Cooperative Extension: How to Propagate Agave and Cacti From Cuttings and Seeds
  • Yucca-plants.com: How to Propagate Yucca? 5 Easy Ways
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