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Okay, What's Wrong With This Yucca????

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    Default Okay, What's Wrong With This Yucca????

    I bought this obviously grafted Yucca from a local BBS, noting that there were some brown spots on the older looking leaves, but overall, it seemed okay, and I was in a rush, so I didn't examine it like I would an orchid.

    I brought it home last weekend, watered it, and put it near the sliding glass door, where it receives very bright light most of the day. Today, I decided to trim it up and put it in a better looking cachepot. As I began trimming, I became more and more concerned (read "disgusted") that it was diseased, either insects (scale?) or some kind of fungal or bacterial infection.
    It's had a severe haircut, but I don't know if that's sufficient and I don't know what to treat it with and I don't know whether it's too far gone to make it worth it.

    I don't know yuccas, so I need input from some of you warmer climate members.

    I've taken a bunch of photos, which I hope will help diagnose it. It's already taken up 3 hours of my morning and I'd just as soon return it as spend a lot of time on a lost cause.

    Ideas? Reactions?

    Closeup of diseased area

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    Full length - severely trimmed back

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    Tag showing ostensibly healthy yucca

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    There are a couple more in the next post -

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    More of the yucky yucca


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    Pile of shorn diseased leaves - which don't look as diseased in this photo as they really are.

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    Yuccas are robust. Unfortunately, we orchid growers are over critical about everything we buy. They survive outside in the UK, known for the most unstable of climates. This could be a minor damage but not life threatening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurj View Post
    Yuccas are robust. Unfortunately, we orchid growers are over critical about everything we buy. They survive outside in the UK, known for the most unstable of climates. This could be a minor damage but not life threatening.
    Really??? It looks so awful!!

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    I'm told that almost all Yuccas contain some fungus, I guess it's from the way they are produced. I was told this by a grower when I did interior plants for a hotel. I have several in my yard and almost all show some signs of it, but being in full sun seems to help a bit to diminish it.

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    We found one of these on our deck when we got here. It's massive and the owner didnt bother to move it. It's got lots of these spots but seems healthy. It's putting out new leaves. The state agricultural inspector came to check the orchids for disease/pests and checked it as well. He said it was safe to be around my plants after I pointed out that I was worried about the spotting. I wish the horrible decor the owner left indoors were as safe for my eyes. It's now taking up space in my storage area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    ... I wish the horrible decor the owner left indoors were as safe for my eyes. It's now taking up space in my storage area.
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    Cheers,
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    The Yucca is the New Mexico State Plant. Pretty tough stuff with white, or yellow, or pinkish blooms. They grow well in the High Desert here. AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post




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