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Need help identifying and rescuing a very distressed plant

Need help identifying and rescuing a very distressed plant


Old 02-09-14, 03:39 PM
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Location: Florida
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Need help identifying and rescuing a very distressed plant

OK I am not sure what plant this is. Bought a house and the previous owner left behind a plant still in a pot. No tag or label. The leaves are thick and have sharp edges, which lead me to believe this is in the aloe family.

This was what it looked like still in a pot, dated September 2012, 16 months ago.

We are in Miami, Florida, zone 10, rains here A LOT.

A few days later, I planted it under a tree.

It seems to do pretty well, didn't seem stressed at all.

Fast forward 12 months, Oct 2013, suddenly something shot up from the plant, almost five feet tall. I have never seen a plant where the flowers shot up so high. The leaves look a little burnt, but still healthy looking.

Now a few months later, in Feb 2014, the leaves seems wilted, color faded to yellowish. Very sad looking.

Any idea what kind of plant this is?

Any idea what I need to do to bring it back to life? Too much water? Not enough sun? Need to fertilize? Infested with bugs?
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Old 02-11-14, 06:03 AM
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
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Plant ID

You have a Yucca plant. Do a Google search for "Yucca Plant" to find growing and care requirements.
Old 02-11-14, 12:14 PM
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century plant. If I recall the main plant dies after blooming but regenerates from pups.

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