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Info on yucca elephantipes

Info on yucca elephantipes



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Question: Info on elegant yucca pers.


I have two yucca elephantipes about 3 meters high that I always kept in pots. I became too large last month, I planted them in a trench dug into the rock 1 meter deep and about 60 cm wide.
Many leaves have started to show brown spots in the central part with light yellow and hard drops like resin. What might it depend on? Thanks

Info about yucca elephantipes: Answer: Info about yucca elegant pers.


Dear Nicola,
the yucca elephantipes, or yucca gigantea, is the largest species of existing yucca, originating in Central America, particularly from Guatemala and Mexico; it is a kind of tree, which at maturity can reach 6-7 meters in height; for this reason, it is often cultivated in the garden, also because it bears the winter cold well. The positioning in the garden could therefore be ideal; if it weren't for the vase you created in the rocks. Yuccas are plants native to areas with an arid climate, which tolerate drought well; while a soil that is always damp or wet can cause a rapid deterioration of the plant, which even if it can withstand adverse conditions, will begin to manifest various problems, besides being easy prey to parasites genus divas, and in particular the root rot. In the vase you created in the rock there is no drainage, and inevitably the roots of the plant suffer, since the water that enters the recess created by the impermeable rock cannot come out in any way. The only thing you can do is move your yucca, in a more open area, where it can enlarge its roots to taste. These plants, if placed in the ground in full soil, tend to produce a broad root system; for this reason, if the area in which it is placed is close to the house, or to the pipes, it is placed around the roots, up to a depth of about 50-60 cm, sheets, or PVC or metal plates, so to direct the roots away from the obstacle, which could be ruined over the years. He avoids putting something even under the roots, because the water received from the plant must be able to drain away freely.