Propagating Ponytail Palm Pups
I downloaded your directions on how to pot the Ponytail Palm pups, and the instructions said to "...cover the container with a plastic bag lightly secured around the edges of the pot." It went on to say every few days uncover the pot and mist the surface of the soil. Nowhere does it tell me how long the pups have to stay in a plastic bag, or any help in that respect. Could someone tell me how long to leave them, as I have four (4) pups that really need to be re-potted, but I'm afraid to do anything without better instruction. Thanks very much. My email is: email@example.com Bev Joosten Donalds, SC
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It is only necessary to keep the plastic on until it roots. Once it is rooted, the plastic in not necessary. It just keeps the plants from losing moisture until it can obtain its own with new roots.