Container Ponytail Palm Trees

Ponytail Plant

Rp52 added on December 29, 2016 | Answered

I have what looks to be a large number of small mites coming out of the bulb. I had to set the plant back outside. Any idea of how to kill them and not my plant?

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on December 29, 2016

First, make sure the plant is not overwatered and that it has the proper light and soil conditions. This will keep the plant healthy and more resistant to infestations:

Then, make sure the bugs you are seeing really are mites. You can see pictures of mites and other pests by following the links on this university site:

If you do have mites, see these articles for control methods:

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Container Ponytail Palm Trees

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

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