04 January 2012
Dividing Red Yucca
For a blogger, I'm awfully bad at documenting processes sometimes. Case in point: I decided to divide one of our three red yucca plants this past weekend. It would have been neat to photo the whole process of digging these up and dividing them, but above, you can only see the end point, which is a couple of pieces of the red yucca supported by a stalk of bamboo. (The support was called for because the divisions don't have any roots to speak of.)
Red yucca, Hesparaloe parviflora, is not a true yucca, but an agave. According to Mr. Smarty Plants, dividing them is best done in fall or winter and can be a successful way to propagate the plant. Another chance to cross my fingers and hope it works! I love the idea of getting more new plants from old ones, but it's not always as easy as it sounds...