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Q.I have a pot with 6 ponytail palms in it. They have grown together over the last 6 years.

Zone 71909 | Anonymous added on July 29, 2020 | Answered

I need to repot them again. It has gotten so big it will be quite a task. The bases are grown together and I want to know if they can be separated without them dying.

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Answered on August 2, 2020

They are happiest when rootbound so maybe you don't really need to repot. You can always just refresh the soil a bit. Giving it more room to grow its roots will just make it larger.

I would be very wary of separating them if they have fused together. The wounds will leave it open to pests and disease as well as shock.

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