YUCCA, RED (RED HESPERALOE)—Hesperaloe parviflora
Evergreen – Sun
HABIT: Slender, fountain-like blue green foliage that is fairly slow growing. Reddish pink flowers bloom almost all summer.
CULTURE: Extremely drought tolerant, any soil as long as it is well drained. Low food needs.
USES: Specimen, accent, summer color.
Question: I have a yucca in front of my house that has produced some babies. One is about 12 inches tall, and the other about 6 to 8 inches tall. I trim off all the dead foliage from the yucca and keep the outward-facing leaves clipped because they are close to a sidewalk. What is the best time for me to separate these babies from the mother plant? B.P., Fort Worth
Answer: Fall to early spring is the best time, but yuccas can be divided at any time with reasonable results.