Ponytail Palm Trees
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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.

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Downtoearthdigs
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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.

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