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Can you plant Yuccas and Dragon Plants in the garden?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Seadream, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Seadream

    Seadream New commenter

    I have 2 that are too big to have in the house now and wondered whether I can plant them out in the garden. I live on the south coast and have a south facing back garden. I've tried googling to find out but the websites are very vague.
  2. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Yukkas will grow in the garden. Not sure about Dragon plants.
  3. Yes! Especially if you are South West, though my aunt has a yucca up in Wigan that has lasted for about 12 years!
    Be sure to plant the yucca in a permanent position as moving them can be fatal (wide root system)
    Dragon Plants (Madagascan Dragon Tree??) can also go outside but would be best grown in a pot and dragged back indoors over winter! It won't put up with lots of cold. It might last with a lot of sacking/cover, but I have never tried it.
  4. anteater

    anteater New commenter

    We waged years of war on a yucca that was in the garden of this house when we moved in. Nasty, sharp, children-piercing things would appear a long way from where the stalk had been! So, yes, they do thrive in the garden, but only plant it out if you want it forever!
  5. Seadream

    Seadream New commenter

    Based on these replies, perhaps I'll put them out but in pots so that they can be brought in if necessary and can be prevented from getting too excited and spreading into nasty child spearing things!

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