Identification: What is this?

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Paulina, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Paulina

    Paulina Active Member

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    Help! It's my hideous (6yr old) house plant and I don't know what to do with it. Can I trim the gangly stems back, and will they regrow? It looks like an indoor corn plant, but the more I look at it, the less it looks like one... is it a palm?? Thanks!!
     

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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Looks like Yucca guatemalensis (syn. Y. elephantipes), Spineless Yucca.
     
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    What to do with it? I've googled the heck out of it and it doesn't say anywhere if it's trimmable, only the top can be hacked off...
     
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    I agree with Junglekeeper - and the propagation mentioned on the thread should work too. It is a Yucca.
     
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    Also consider moving the plant to a location with more light so that it won't become leggy again.
     

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