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Q.I Just Baught My Ponytail Palm And It Is Already Sorta Leaning And The Top Of The Trunk Is Alittle Lighter In Color, I Think It’s

Zone 02117 | jessemariecohen added on August 31, 2020 | Answered

drying out. I also have about a 1-1.5cm hole in the bottom of my trunk. the trunk is not to squishy….I need help! My trunk has a 1-2 cm hole in the bottom of it, and my leaves have a powdery substance/white dots on them. I do not see any of the mealy bugs or spiders however, i am concerned about her…

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Answered on September 1, 2020

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I am unable to assess the damage.

It does sound a bit like downy mildew, if this is causing a decline in your plant. Usually, this is due to soil that remains too moist, and high humidity.

This article will help:


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