Ponytail Palm Trees

Pruning a Ponytail Palm

My.hunny.bear added on August 22, 2016 | Answered

My ponytail palm has flowered and I would like to know the proper way to prune it. Do I just cut the top off and, if so, how low on the flower stalk? Or do I just let it go until it dies off? Thank you Lydia Davison

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Answered on August 23, 2016

Yes, you can remove the flower stalk, just don't damage the main trunk. Here's how:


Pruning this plant other than to remove flower spikes is not recommended.

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