How to Transplant Grafted Yucca Plants


Varieties of yucca are native all over the United States, from the Midwest to the Southwest. Yuccas are succulent plants, meaning they hold in water in order to survive in harsh dry environments. Yucca plants grow in deserts, and they are a great drought-resistant plant for a home garden if you live in a dry climate. Yuccas also are easily propagated. By cutting off a piece of yucca, you can easily graft it to another yucca. If you want to move the yucca to a different area, transplanting a grafted yucca is the same as transplanting a normal yucca.

Step 1

Choose a new spot in your yard for the grafted yucca. Yuccas need full sun in which to thrive.

Step 2

Dig a hole around the grafted yucca about 4 to 5 feet in diameter. You need the hole to be far enough away from the grafted yucca that you avoid disturbing the rhizomes. Dig around the plant until you can lift the grafted yucca up with your shovel. Remove the grafted yucca from the hole.

Step 3

Dig a new hole for the grafted yucca. Make sure the hole is as deep as the rhizomes and twice as wide.

Step 4

Place the grafted yucca into the hole and cover it with soil. Pat the soil down firmly.

Step 5

Water the grafted yucca until the soil is moist. Do not water it again until the soil around the base of the grafted yucca dries out.

Tips and Warnings

  • Wear chain mail gloves while transplanting grafted yucca because they have very sharp leaves.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel
  • Chain mail gloves


  • Frequently Asked Questions about Yuccas
  • Transplanting of Yucca Plants
  • Yucca

Who Can Help

  • Cactus, Agave, Yucca and Ocotillo
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