Zone 10 is best for most agave varieties, though some are hardier than others. Cold and frost damage will greatly detract from this plant's good looks, so in Zone 9B you may want to grow it in a container to be moved indoors during cold weather.
Yucca, on the other hand, can take more cold and will do fine anywhere in South Florida. Aug 25, If you do not want the plant to get too large, then prune off the top growth. If you want to contain the plant to a certain width, keep pruning the side growth. Use Strong Shears. The leaves of the agave plant are quite strong and have spines on the tips. To prune them, use strong shears that are sharp to minimize any tearing and injury to treeremove.buzzted Reading Time: 1 min.
Agave and Yucca: Tough Plants for Tough Times 2 yucca produces large, upright panicles (flower clusters) of white, bell-shaped flowers. Unlike the tall flower stems of agave, yucca flower panicles are held within or just above the foliage. There are more than 20 species of yucca, of which three (or four) can be considered native to Florida:Cited by: 1.
Sep 21, Remove your potted agave from its pot and prune away any damaged or diseased roots. Soft, mushy-looking roots can be pruned away. Leave roots that have white or yellow tips because these are where new root growth will emerge. Jul 04, Determine where the halfway mark is on the trunk or a point where you wish to be pruning a yucca that is above the halfway point.
Using a saw or a sharp pair of loppers, cut the trunk in half. Repot the bottom, rooted end of the trunk. Water well and then you are done with your pruning. While the plants are recovering, continue caring for the yucca plants as you normally treeremove.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Feb 24, Remove your potted agave from its pot and prune away any damaged or diseased roots. Soft, mushy-looking roots can be pruned away. Leave roots that have white or yellow tips because these are where new root growth will emerge. Jun 19, Cut the flower stalk to about 4 inches (10 cm) above its base. Do this after the yucca plant blooms.
When yucca plants bloom, white flowers grow from the top center of the plant. Grasp the flower stalk, move the leaves out of the way, and make your cuts with either pruning shears, a sharp knife, or a Views: K.