Container Ponytail Palm Trees

Caring for a Ponytail Palm

Bhiken67 added on August 22, 2015 | Answered

I have a Ponytail Palm in a small planter and the tips are brown. Also, the base (bulb like) is somewhat soft. Should I repot it and fertilize it or will that stress it out?

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Answered on August 23, 2015

I would not repot it at this time.

If the base of the plant is soft, this could indicate that the plant is overwatered. Check the soil, it should dry out between waterings.
Allow the soil to dry and see if the plant health improves. If the plant has already suffered root rot it may not recover.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care.

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