Ponytail Palm Trees

Pup Plants on a Ponytail Plant

Kathleen Pearson added on February 11, 2018 | Answered

Is there some way to encourage a ponytail plant to produce the pup plants? I have had my plant for about 30 years, and it has never produced pups.

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Answered on February 12, 2018

There is a risky practice of knicking the base with a sharp clean knife. This requires wiping with peroxide daily to ensure that the wounds don't get infected. Like I mention before, though. It is a risky practice.

With time, and optimal growing conditions you plant will produce pups on its own. This article will give you an idea of what conditions they prefer: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ponytail-palm/ponytail-palm-care.htm

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