Ponytail Palm Trees
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Ponytail

Zone South Africa | marigerber1 added on September 21, 2014 | Answered

I got myself a ponytail and not sure how and where I need to take off dead leaves. I love the palm but not familiar with it. Please help

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theficuswrangler
Answered on September 21, 2014

You can cut off dead leaves (leaves that are completely yellow or brown) at the spot where they emerge from the stem. If your plant is in a pot, you will need to be careful not to use too much water. Ponytails need to get almost dry all the way to the bottom of the pot. This article will help you:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-moisture-in-plants.htm
If your plant is outdoors (I think South Africa is warm enough for these to grow outside) you don't need to worry about watering it at all, after the first couple of months. These articles will tell you more about the charming ponytail palm: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ponytail-palm/

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