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    Yucca Plants. How to care for them? Pruning? Thinning, Feeding?

    Years ago I was given some small Yucca. I like them for the flowers they produce. They're getting up there in size where I think they need to be controlled (stunted?) so they don't get "too big"
    The larger they are growing, the more they add to the landscaping around our house. One plant (by the metal pole) has two trunks. I would like to remove the nearest to the house, but I'm afraid it will put the plant in shock and will die. I need some advice from someone experienced with the Yucca family.

    Also, the ground here is clay, mainly. When the plants were buried as starts, hole were dug 18" round and 18" or so deep. Potting soil was added. As they've all grown, the lower leaves have always gotten the brown spots. Eventually the lower leaves turn completely brown, and I eventually pull them. They're to that point they need to pulled again. Our male dogs like to water them, so I leave the dying leaves there so the boys can't pee directly on the trunks. I have a remedy for this though. I'm going to put cottage stones around them, or pieces of black plastic culvert pipe as rings.

    I found a webpage How to Take Care of a Yucca
    As for caring for the Yucca, I'd be very appreciative to get some guidance of a green thumb.
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    My parents had some. They were tired of them. I would pull and dig them up. They would keep coming back. Seem pretty hearty to me lol
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    I just used my backhoe to pull out about 12 large ones a couple of months ago. They grow like weeds here. I remove 30 to 40 small ones each year from my natural grass areas. When the root breaks off as they're coming out (which is pretty common), I give the exposed root a shot of Roundup. With about a ton and a half of tractor and stuff on it, I've been amazed to lock the bucket under a big yucca and have the whole tractor move when i curl the bucket. The yucca has really strong roots, and they grow just fine in dirt that's just like concrete.
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    I brush hog mine down, they are just out of context with my land. Their flower on a long stalk is attractive but I just don't care for them. As far as your question, I don't think they need any special care.
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