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Can you split a yucca plant?

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A yucca plant can be split. To do so, dig down between the main plant and the offshoot to the white connecting root, and sever it close to the main plant.

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Can you split a yucca plant?
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Splitting a yucca plant requires hand protection and safety equipment due to the sharp spines on the leaves and the plant. Sharp cutting tools help, and they should be sanitized in a solution to prevent spreading disease to the plant. The offshoot should be grown in a container for six to eight weeks until it has visible growth before replanting into the landscape. This helps the new plant establish itself.

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