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 Yucca rostrata flower dilemma? 
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Post Re: Yucca rostrata flower dilemma?
Blimey Tim I cannot beat that growth rate and thats keeping the flower spike too. :shock:


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Post Re: Yucca rostrata flower dilemma?
Update on mine. I took the flower spike off a month or so ago, on goes the wait for new growth to appear. I think I'll go with the Kev Spence school of thought next time!
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Hi Phil again... keep a watchout for that Rostrata that rot does not set in. Luckily my Treculeana has new growth after flowering

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Andy Martin wrote:
Hi Phil again... keep a watchout for that Rostrata that rot does not set in. Luckily my Treculeana has new growth after flowering

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Nice, looks like you'll be getting 3 heads too :D

I cut the flower stalk off on an angle so It'll hopefully go some way to preventing rot. Thanks

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Update on this one, finally signs of new growth. It appears that I'll be getting two heads.

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Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:31 am
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Post Re: Yucca rostrata flower dilemma?
It does take it out of the plant letting it flower here are mine that I cut the flowers off same time last year just for comparison.
There is obviously not a right or wrong way just that I prefer the symetrical look of the leaves.




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Kev Spence wrote:
Phil I blame this on you as I have another Yucca linearifolia flowering now.
2 days ago I did not see anything they just seem to sneak up on me while I am watching the football

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Kev, do you protect these in winter?


Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:36 pm
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Keith they are actually Y.linerifolia, they are rock hard, they just sat there during winter 2010 (-11c) laughing wanting to go lower.....lol
Y.rostrata might not take that temp so easily and I would expect most of the leaves would be heavily damaged should that same scenario came round again.

The plant behind the Yucca is a grass tree which is heavily protected but it too came through 2010


Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:27 pm
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Kev, many thanks, your linerifolia are superb. I've been lusting after a rostrata for some time but know I'd eventually lose it. I'll keep my eyes open for a nice linerifolia.


Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:43 pm
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Post Re: Yucca rostrata flower dilemma?
Kev Spence wrote:
It does take it out of the plant letting it flower here are mine that I cut the flowers off same time last year just for comparison.
There is obviously not a right or wrong way just that I prefer the symetrical look of the leaves.




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Thanks for those Kev, really highlights the difference. I found another growth point on mine so will be a triple which should be slightly more aesthetically pleasing than a double. It's going to be interesting to see how it develops.

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Hi phil.... that is amazing that you have three heads. You'll have to keep us updated on how the new heads fare. :D

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