Ponytail Palm Trees

Pony Tail Palm

criehn67 added on November 29, 2017 | Answered

A lot of the bark is now turning white is this normal if not what should be done?

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Answered on November 29, 2017

This depends. White, flaky bark is normal. This will happen as the tree matures. If the substance has a fuzzy texture, then I would suspect a fungal infection. Usually, white or gray fungus is not harmful, but left unchecked can become unsightly. If you want to get rid of the fungus, should this be the case, then you can spray neem oil on the tree during times when the light is dim. Otherwise this will not cause the tree any harm.

Here is an article on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ponytail-palm/ponytail-palm-care.htm

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