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yucca type plants
« on: February 21, 2008, 18:48:57 »
a friend has brought us 10 offshoots of his 'yucca type ' plants, says we can put them in buckets and sell them at the plant sale..will they be okay in the buckets, some are 3' tall  :o
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yucca type plants
« on: February 21, 2008, 18:48:57 »

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Re: yucca type plants
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 19:18:36 »
Assuming they are yucca or dracana or similar the cut ends should be left to callous over before planting or they rot. When planting make sure you get them the right way up.

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 19:39:32 »
Any chance of a piccy ? We'd like know what it is your trying to grow.

Make sure the soil is very well drained, ie plenty of grit, otherwise, yes, they will be rotting before rooting.

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Re: yucca type plants
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2008, 20:06:49 »
will take pics on saturday, thanks, guys  ;D

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Re: yucca type plants
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2008, 17:11:14 »
as requested, would these be okay in a black buckit ?  ;D

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2008, 19:14:41 »
They will root OK. I would cut the base cleanly, lose most of the lower leaves, then leave them to dry out for a few weeks to give the cuts time to harden. They should then be planted in buckit with extra sand.

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2008, 19:32:51 »
thanks, eristic, that'll give us more time to visit asda for more buckits  ;D
plus, it's gonna take a hell of a lot of compost, there's about a dozen when I counted them  :o

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2008, 19:54:35 »
Depends really on the timescale you have in mind for disposal. They could be rooted up in say 2-3 buckits then transplanted at a later date as and when space permits.

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Re: yucca type plants
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2008, 20:27:30 »
trouble is, they're for the plant sale in may, first bank holiday, we've no where on the plots to keep them, thoughtful guy but railroaded me, I think  :)

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Re: yucca type plants
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2008, 20:42:13 »
Can I suggest you prepare them as said before, then stuff them in a couple of buckits of sharp sand then at the plant sale day they could be tipped out and well rooted cuttings could be wrapped in wet newspaper and sold as is for potting on by the purchaser. £2 ea = £24. £1 ea = £12. All money, minimum expense.

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Re: yucca type plants
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2008, 20:49:19 »
good idea, will get some sand next weekend and stick them in, thanks, eristic  ;D

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Re: yucca type plants
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2008, 21:43:43 »
Make sure its the right kind of sand. Not Builders, Not sharp sand.

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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2008, 23:04:34 »
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Make sure its the right kind of sand. Not Builders, Not sharp sand.

Nothing wrong with sharp sand from builders merchants. I've always used it for all my gardening needs including striking cuttings.