Why didn't my Yuccas handle the heat?

i thought my yuccas may have straightened back up with water and the cooler weather but no luck now the leaves are starting to die as well what can i do or are the going to die?


25 January 2013 09:22 AM

Hi Dave,

What a shame the extreme hot weather has affected your yuccas so badly. They are generally tolerant of heat, but the temperatures have been so extreme lately, I am not surprised and I am sure a lot of plants are 'in the same boat'. It is difficult to know if they are going to survive. You could nurse them along at the present moment by giving them application of Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate and apply Yates Waterwise DroughtShield, which works like sunscreen to help protect your plant. Both of these will help to lessen the stress on the plant. Taking some cuttings just in case the plant doesn't survive, I probably this is an option you can take. The cutting you should take at this time of the year should be from the hardened off part of the stem. Remove a good percentage of the leaves to reveal the woody stem. Pot it into a good quality potting mix that drains well and keep in a protect warm spot spot. All the very best, and I do hope you are able to save your yuccas.

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