You will need
- - a new pot;
- - ready soil or soil mixture.
The best time to transplant Yucca – spring and early summer. At this time the plant starts actively to grow and move into another container transfers much easier. During the rest period that falls in the winter, the Yucca is better not to touch.
Prepare a suitable pot. This can be a clay or ceramic pot or plastic pots. Yucca is not too demanding of the capacity in which she will grow much more important to observe the regime of watering and feeding.
As a land of a mixture of suitable ready versatile soils. If you want to prepare the soil yourself, mix garden soil with peat in equal proportions and add in a mixture of coarse sand. Soil for Yucca should be neutral and light enough – the plant does not tolerate waterlogging.
On the bottom of the pot, pour a layer of expanded clay, river pebbles or broken brick. On top place a layer of the earthen mixture. Gently remove the plant from the pot, taking care not to damage the earth com.
Inspect the roots of the Yucca. If a clod evenly braided white roots, all right. But if part of the roots dark and emit an unpleasant odor of rot, they have to remove. Cut off the affected roots with a knife.
Place the plant in a pot and pour prepared substat in the gaps between a clod of earth and the container walls. Utrambovyvaya the ground with your fingers or with the handle of his blade.
Transplanted plants must be watered to defend water at room temperature. Remember that the Yucca does not tolerate excessive moisture – it starts to rot the roots. Mature plants are quite two liters of water to ten litres of soil. Summer watering can be enhanced.
If your plant is not branched; in the transplant can be a stimulating pruning. With a sharp knife cut off the top so that the remaining trunk is preserved as much as possible leaves. Slice sprinkle with powdered charcoal. After a while, the Yucca will start to throw out side shoots. The remaining elite can be rooted and planted in a separate pot.
Advice 2: How to transplant a Yucca
Yucca is evergreen, and have linear prickly-pointed leaves of the plant agave family, native to North America. The leaves of the plant are collected in an ornamental socket located on the end of the barrel. Externally, the Yucca is very similar to a dracaena with green leaves, but the relationship between them is not observed, although both plants are hardy and not particularly fastidious. Before you deal with the issue of transplantation will examine the conditions of detention and watering the Yucca.
The optimal temperature at which the plant will feel comfortable, is 20-25oC in the spring and summer and 10 ° C in a dormant in winter. Protect the plant during cold weather from drafts and hypothermia. Often to death of the plant results in sharp decrease of temperature.
How often to water the plant? It all depends on size, material of the pot, size of plant, temperature, humidity and characteristics of the substrate. In the spring and summer the plant should be watered abundantly, but only after drying of the top soil to a depth of 5 cm under conditions of moderate temperature maintenance (18-20oC) large instance just one watering a week. Calculation guide that for 10 gallons of soil required 2-2,5 liters of room temperature water at a time (water should be settled). In the heat of summer the plant should be watered more often, but we must not forget that between waterings the soil in the pot should have time to dry. In winter, watering should be reduced to the stagnation of water, the roots do not rot.
To transplant Yucca need in the spring and summer. In the drained substrate is a plant quite successfully developing. Transplanting a plant, be sure to sprinkle on the bottom of the pot drainage layer of gravel, expanded clay or crushed red brick. Select average soil mixture. Buying a mixture with peat, ask whether it is neutralized to a neutral PH (6,0-6,5). Do not interfere in the ground some sand (30% of the total).
It is desirable to preserve the clod of earth around the roots when transplanting plants. Therefore, we recommend to make handling and not transplanting healthy plants. If the Yucca roots have begun to rot from excessive watering, the plant will require unscheduled transplant. Decayed or decaying roots become very soft and easily crushed with your fingers. From these roots, emits a characteristic putrid smell, need to get rid of the transplant.
Just do not fertilize the transplanted plant. To add to the soil the fertilizer needed one to two months after transplantation. Feeding spend two to three weeks throughout the summer season.