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Zone 33705 | Anonymous added on April 11, 2022 | Answered

My ponytail palm is in a container on porch and is hitting the ceiling.Can I cut the top off? What other option do I have do not have a yard.

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Answered on April 12, 2022

It is not recommended to cut the tops off of these plants because the trunk would probably rot before any new foliage grew. Is there a spot inside your home that has a taller ceiling than by the front door? It is an amazing plant; I'm sure you are very proud of it.

If you can reach it, you can trim the top leaves back to force them to grow downward. That could give it a little more headroom.

You can always sell it or give it to a friend with a taller ceiling and start over with a small plant.

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