Question by  jokerscoat (27)

How should I trim a spineless yucca?


Answer by  ScottM (86)

Make sure to wear gloves! These plants can be very sharp. You want to trim during the warmer months, late spring or early summer. You can use a small pair of scissors or gardening shears to trim off half of each stalk. This will give it plenty of room to grow and it will come back bushier the next year.


Answer by  rightlight (1053)

It should be trimmed only during warmer times, spring or summer. Be sure to wear protective gloves when trimming, the plant can be quite prickly.


Answer by  shoofeer1 (116)

As these plants could be extremely razor-sharp, it is advised that hands are protected by putting on gloves. The best time to trim these plants is early summer or towards the end of spring. In order for the yucca to grow again bushier, they should be trimmed off half each by using gardening shears or a small pair of scissors


Answer by  PixilatedxMe (103)

In one of two fashions: Wearing gloves with a small pair of scissors (such as thread scissors), or if you have gardening hands like I do, immune to the largest of thorns, simply pinch off the deadened leaves. Spineless Yucca can be tough, and usually the pinching approach works best for me!


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Very carefully I have never trimmed mine I keep watch of them and when something doesn't look right I take my hand and pinch it off it seals the wound.


Answer by  Amy28 (47)

You should always wear gloves because of the sharp stalks. You can pinch off the dead leaves, or trim the stalks with small scissors.


Answer by  Brandydog (631)

You want to trim near where a branch splits off. This will cause the plant to branch more and be more bushy.


Answer by  BuDaH (11)

I like to trim it in the warmer weather because thats most suitable. Also a good idea is to wear protection because they have spikey thorns that can penetrate skin.


Answer by  mansi (521)

It is best to prune it in the spring. First go to a garden center and buy some rooting hormone, Lowes, Walmart, Home Depot all carry it, it comes in a small plastic bottle. Cut each stalk in half or more so it has plenty of room to grow again.


Answer by  RiaAnggraini (11)

The best way to get rid of a spineless yucca is u do not have to trim it but you just have to burn it with gasoline.


Answer by  ruffy (1117)

my yacca is the hardest thing to trim i wait till the bottom leaves are died then i get a knivfe and cut then off

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