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Friday - August 03, 2007

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Propagation
Title: Propagation of yucca by seed
Answered by: Nan Hampton and Joe Marcus

QUESTION:

I'm just wondering, the yuccas in town are starting to drop their seed pods. How easy is it to start from their little black seeds?

ANSWER:

Yuccas are easy to propagate. By way of a specific answer to your question, we are forwarding a link to a wonderful website on yucca growing in Denmark of all places! The gentleman who has built and maintains this website is truly an expert on growing yuccas.
 

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