Taking care of your indoor or outdoor yucca plant simply requires a decision on your part as to how you want your plant to look. If your indoor or outdoor yucca is in a small or medium pot and you have taken good care of it, and simply want to prune it back a bit, the process is easy. Yes, you can cut it back to any size you want or even take the shoots you cut off and replant in another pot for a friend! The trimming can be carried out all year round, but it is advantageous for the yucca if it takes place during spring. New shoots come back fairly quickly.
Here are 4 easy steps to cut back a yucca plant:
- Decide in advance what size you ultimately want the indoor potted yucca to be. How to cut a yucca plant is easy to learn.
- If the plant becomes too big, it won’t harm it if you cut off a few parts. When trimming a yucca plant, these parts should be cut off directly using a household fret or pruning saw, at or near the trunk, leaving each stem bare.
- Use some pruning putty to coat the top of the now bare stem as it will encourage new shoots just below the cut.
- Keep the dirt moist but do not over water while the new shoots are coming in.