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Q.Advice On My Ponytail Palm

Zone Hemel Hempstead, UK | Anonymous added on August 13, 2021 | Answered

Hi There I have grown a ponytail palm for about 8ish years from tiny and it is now about 1m high – see photo 1 & 2 and 3. 1) it has a pup on the side. If I want to cut it off do I put it in water and cover it or in soil and plant it? 2) I don’t really like the way it has grown, and having read up about Ponytails I think I was supposed to cut the leaves to make it look like a “cute” Ponytail (see Photo 4) is this correct or is that a different Ponytail? 3) Can I trim the “pup” to look like the 4th photo? Regards Janene Ball janeneball@gmail.com

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Answered on August 27, 2021

That is a branch, not a pup, unfortunately. It will not, likely, make it to rooting if cut off. Pups will originate from under the soil, next to the original.

This article will help you with the care of the tree:


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