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  • Answered by
    theficuswrangler on
    December 4, 2014
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    That is a very interesting question. Most information about rooting or starting ponytail cuttings talks about the little offshoots,
    but many people have also reported great success rooting the cut-off tops. Ponytail palms are actually related to the yuccas, and the rooting procedure should be quite similar. I'd say give it a try - what have you got to lose, since you have to move the plant anyway - and let us know how it works for you.

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  • Answered by
    theficuswrangler on
    February 23, 2015
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    How marvelous. You obviously speak "ponytail language." You'll be glad to know that ponytails are relatives of the agave - the heads should root without problems, and you should get sprouting from the trunks just below the cuts. So cut far enough down that it will take awhile for the branches to get out of hand. Here's some more information:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ponytail-palm/pruning-ponytail-palms.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ponytail-palm/propagating-ponytail-palm-pups.htm

    If you find you have more ponytails than you know what to do with, you could probably sell some to a landscape company or interior landscaper. Check your favorite directory for more information.

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  • Answered by
    shelley on
    March 9, 2015
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    You can definitely remove the pups from your ponytail palm (it is optional to do so) and, if you desire, propagate them! If your goal is to propagate, the pup should at least be one year old before you remove it and preferably 2-5 years old so it develops its own healthy root system. The following articles discusses pups, their removal and propagation in-depth:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/palms-trees/propagate-palm-pups.htm

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ponytail-palm/propagating-ponytail-palm-pups.htm

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  • Answered by
    shelley on
    March 18, 2015
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    I am wondering if perhaps you have been over-watering your ponytail palm. Did you let the soil dry out significantly between waterings? Touch the soil - is it really damp? If so, I would consider re-potting your palm in fresh dry soil.

    I am also wondering about that sap. The presence of sap could indicate a type of scale plant insect which could drain your palm's sap or create honeydew, depending on the type of insect. I have included articles about these critters below so you know what to look for and what to do:

    Identifying scale plant insects:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/control-plant-scale.htm

    Prescribed care for ponytail palms:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ponytail-palm/ponytail-palm-care.htm

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  • Answered by
    mezkeith on
    March 18, 2015
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    Right before it was given to me it was re-soiled, my mom gave it to me in hopes I could revive it while she was away.

    I haven't noticed any bugs but I'll take a closer look. I thought maybe the bulbs under the brown leaves was new growth?

    Thanks for your help Shelley

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    March 20, 2015
    A.

    If the entire top is broken off, your plant may have suffered too much damage to survive.

    I would not declare "the end" yet though until you see if the plant will send up any new leaves.

    Wait, water and watch!

    Here is a link about Ponytail Palmshttps://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ponytail-palm/ponytail-palm-care.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ponytail-palm/ponytail-palm-care.htm

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  • Answered by
    shelley on
    April 10, 2015
    Certified Expert
    A.

    My research indicates that palm roots grow in the top 2-3 feet of soil.

    For more information on ponytail palms, please visit the following link:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ponytail-palm/ponytail-palm-care.htm

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    April 13, 2015
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    I would not advise any attempt at removing this off shoot of your Pony Tail Palm.

    I believe this to be a pup that was allowed to continue growing. Your palm looks healthy and I would allow it to continue growing as it is.

    I have listed a link about Pony Tail Palm pups.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ponytail-palm/propagating-ponytail-palm-pups.htm

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