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Q.Options for a 20yr old pony tail palm

Zone 50023 | Anonymous added on March 25, 2020 | Answered

20yrs ago I purchased a 9” potted ponytail palm (actually 3 in one pot). I split them about 8 yrs ago into 3 pots and they have all thrived. One especially is now 12’ tall and out growing my living room and it’s current 20” pot. I’m thinking I don’t have many options as it is so big now. Any ideas?

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Answered on March 26, 2020

No, there aren't many options. It is not recommended to cut it back because you would just leave a stump that is open to disease before it could regrow any leaves.

You can give it away or sell it and enjoy the shorter ones you have.


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