Container Ponytail Palm Trees
Q.

cutting back a ponytail palm

Zone i live in cloverdale,indiana zones 5 and 6 | kraftyho added on October 4, 2015 | Answered

I have a ponytail palm that I have had for years. It is now close to 8 feet tall and has babies shooting out from the stalk. I would love to cut off some of the main trunk so I can continue to keep it. I put it outside during the summer and it just thrives. I am afraid of killing it, which would break my heart, but it is outgrowing my house. Do you have any suggestions? I have to figure something out soon, as it is getting too cold to leave outside.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 4, 2015

Here is an article on pruning ponytail palms that will give you more insight - it will explain why cutting the trunk is not recommended.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ponytail-palm/pruning-ponytail-palms.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Container Ponytail Palm Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More