Help? My yucca is drooping


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Hi,
New here. I have a two stem yucca and the larger stem is healthy and doing well with new shoots, however the smaller stem is less so. The leaves are starting to droop and the new sprouts have pretty much come off. It's next to a large window, but unfortunately my flat doesn't get the best of the sun. I allow the top two inches of soil to dry out before watering again, and I liberally water it at the sink, leave to drain before placing back in his spot. I'm at a loss, he's been repotted a few months back and was doing great up until a few weeks ago. I've just felt the smaller stem and it feels pretty spongy. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Welcome to the forum :)

Did you add plenty of grit when you repotted it? There was a yucca on top of the pill box I used to use that only had an inch of windblown soil and never got any water unless it rained and that did fine. Flowered most years.

Only one i've got now is in a 1.5 inch pot and gets treated like a cactus.
 
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Hi zigs,
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I didn't add grit as didn't have any, I'd seen online that I'd maybe be best buying a sand based compost so I'll order that when I can. I actually had to split the plant last night as after checking the smaller stem it had root rot however the larger stem is strong and appears healthy so I've gotten rid of the wee stem, cut off the shoots and put them in water to see if they'll get any roots I'll let the plant dry out then get some sand/grit for it. Yuccas seem to hate me lol, hence why I needed some advice all my other plants are doing great though so it's obviously been accidental over watering. Thanks again I'll definitely keep an eye on him and buy some new compost.
Kerry
 
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No worries :)

More grit the better.

This is a still from my vid on the pill box, hence the writing on it...

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Here's my bonsai one, it's 2 years old now :)

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