Ponytail Palm Trees
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Ponytail

Zone 4507 | Steven Krusec added on June 7, 2016 | Answered

I have a very large ponytail beside a fence line, which is pushing the garden fence over. I am wondering can I cut the base, approximately 6 to 8 inches, and will this cause stress to the plant? Will the scar cover over or do I need to re-position the plant away from the fence line. The ponytail has been in the position for approximately 15 years. Thanks Steve K Bribie Island QLD

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 9, 2016

No, cutting into the bulb or base of your Ponytail Palm would most likely lead to the death of your plant.

Here are some articles with more information.

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

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