Ponytail Palm Trees

Roots of a Ponytail Palm

lisad603 added on May 15, 2016 | Answered

What is the root system like? Does it travel or root ball?

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Answered on May 16, 2016

Considered a desert dweller plant, they have a fairly shallow root system.

In a container the root system stays compact but can even break pots.

In the ground the roots may spread out to seek water.

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