Ponytail Palm Trees

Ponytail Bonsai Palm

Anonymous added on July 2, 2015 | Answered

I have a 36 year old, 5' ponytail bonsai. The top has completely turned brown and limp. I did trim the dead completely off. Now it is just a tall stalk that has been basically sawed off. Will it come back? Is there anything I can do? I would hate to lose this one.

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Answered on July 3, 2015

This plant can be completely "decapitated" should the need arise, and apparently it has. New branches and leaves will grow from the stalk, so if you lop off the top, don't worry too much. I realize it won't be that attractive for a bit but once the new growth comes in, it should fill out rather quickly.

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