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07-24-2009, 06:31 AM
Hi, I was recently given a very deformed Yucca. It has two branches coming out of the same side and keeps falling over. The branches have lots of green growth but they're all over the place.

I'd like to keep it and make it more uniform. Can i prune the branches off? Will it sprout new branches? Will removing both branches be such a shock that it will kill the plant?

Alternatively can anyone offer some guidance to straighten the branches?

I was told that if I punctured the side of the trunk, that would most likely cause some shoots - can anyone confirm if this is true?

Please see the link below for a pictu


Many thanks in advance for your help

07-24-2009, 08:25 PM
Your image link is broken.

I wonder if you're confusing a flower scape for a branch.

07-30-2009, 06:59 AM
I am extremely sorry, the link was broken. Here is the link


Many Thanks,

08-19-2009, 12:20 AM
Tjrudy-Could your plant be a Cordyline australis (Cabbage Tree):confused:. I know we call them a yucca here. They are grown outside here in Western Washington and do need a good deal of light. If it is, yours looks like it may not have been getting enough light.

Check the web and see if the pics match. The plant you pictured looks more like a dracaena (house plant) to me. If so they take to pruning and shaping more readily. Good luck!:)