Yucca Plants – Seeding

Q: I have several yucca plants that have finished blooming and have left behind stalks of seed pods. How do I plant the seed?

A: Frankly, it might be easier to look under your existing plants and dig out small off-shoots to transplant to your yard. But if you want to propagate from seed, let the seed stalks dry on the plant until they are brown and ready to crack. Crush a pod with pliers and remove the flat, black seed inside. In April, plant several in a small pot filled with moist potting soil. Keep the pot warm. In two to three weeks you’ll see grass-like sprouts. Transplant these to individual pots and put in semi-shade until they are vigorously growing, at which point they can be transplanted to your garden.