What's your question? Ask

Ponytail Palm Trees

Q.Pony tail palm

Zone cape coral, FL | Anonymous added on May 16, 2019 | Answered

I have a very large pony tail palm that appears to be suffering from root rot. I live in SW Florida and the palm is growing in my back yard. A section of the base is soft and I can pierce the bark with my finger. Can the tree be saved. I’ve attached a photo.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on May 16, 2019

This is an amazing specimen!

Unfortunately if the base has become soft and is compromised; it is likely too late to save it.

The visible lichen on the base along with the base condition show that the moisture levels are likely too high.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Ponytail Palm Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert