How to help my Yucca plant?

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What are these on my Yucca? I recieved the plant as a gift after my dad passed this April. I do not have a “green thumb”. But this plant means a lot to me so any and all advice is needed and welcome. Thank you!

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  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 10, 2018

    Hi Kate: They're side shoots. Here is a site that will explain them and what to do about them. So sorry to hear about your dad passing, my condolences to you and yours.


    https://homeguides.sfgate.com/side-shoots-yucca-plants-for-66786.html


    Good luck with your plant.

    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Oct 11, 2018

      The side shoots are the small beginnings of new growth on stalk or when new plants are coming up thru soil from the roots. These are aerial roots

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Oct 10, 2018

    It looks like a root to me, that I wouldn't worry about.

  • I think they might be sideshoots. Here's a link:

    https://homeguides.sfgate.com/side-shoots-yucca-plants-for-66786.html

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Oct 10, 2018

    There just new sprouts

  • You can cut off and discard or make new plants with it. I vote for making more plants!

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Oct 11, 2018

    I'm sorry to hear about your Dad mine has passed too. I used to work at nursery for house plants and designed perennial gardens,and I think your plant looks great. These are aerial roots I'd leave them alone. Yuccas are started from sections of the stalk. Pull off dead or dying leaves,cut off leaf tips that get brown using very sharp scissors,& at an angle/diagonally it will look better. House plants do better when they are some what root bound,not in too big of a pot. Give it some Miracle Grow plant food once in awhile(6mos), the granules you mix with water are best. Yuccas like dry soil and lots of bright light.Not direct sun unless it's been used to being in it. It looks very healthy & has new growth. Water thoroughly & only when completely dried out. I have a HUGE houseplant that has been in same 14" pot for years and it is covered in aerial roots winding all around the pot even. I've named it Charlie, I've had him for over 40 yrs., I got him in 1974. Last time I moved him a few years ago I had to put him in a small enclosed U-Haul trailer.

  • Diane Coverdale Diane Coverdale on Oct 11, 2018

    They're roots!! :)


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