Our ponytail palm is blooming for the first time. I was wondering if you were able to cut the top of your tree without destroying the whole plant?
In yesterday’s post, “cutting down the agave desmettiana flower stalk,” you might have noticed that one of the ponytail palms ( beaucarnea recurvata) next to our agave desmettiana ‘variegata’ is in bloom as well.
Ponytail palm flower pruning. Cutting back ponytail palm is not an effective method of maintenance in that it would leave an open trunk and no greenery. With a little know how, you’ll be prepared to handle any problems that pop up. I also have a ponytail palm that is over 30 years old.
However, they will only do so if there are male flowering ponytail plants nearby. Get growing tips and ponytail palm care info from the articles that follow. Ponytail palms are slow growers and, when grown as houseplants, should not require pruning.
If you want to shape your tree, prune off brown or yellow leaves by cutting it 1/4″ above the stem joint. If your flowering ponytail plants are female, they may bear fruit after flowering. There’s no need to worry about keeping the leaves moist or wet.
The seed capsules on the ponytail palm flower spike are papery capsules. However, if you want to grow multiple trunks on a ponytail palm, you can take the drastic action of cutting off the plant’s growing tip. Pruning an outdoor ponytail palm tree.
If you’re expecting your ponytail palm to flower when its indoors, you’d probably need to give that hope up. They are not true palms, however, so can you trim ponytail palms? Use a good pair of clean pruning shears to get the job done.
I have a 5 yr old ponytail palm. Cut off all broken, dead, brown, black and mushy roots from the ponytail palm pup with the pruning shears. Ponytail palm trees are commonly grown indoors as a houseplant or out in the landscape in suitable locations.
Ponytail palms typically are very low maintenance and do not require pruning. Flowering on a ponytail palm. Ponytail palm leaves can sometimes grow up to 3 feet long.
Thanks so much for your help as we will be moving and the plant is too tall. Pruning isn’t much of a requirement for a ponytail plant. Add or remove potting mix, if necessary, to.
Propagating ponytail palm pups will give you new little palms to share with friends and family or just provide you with another. I live in florida, where the ponytail has lived outdoors in a pot. Other stems had already fallen off during a recent move.
I think i made a mistake pruning the brown leaves as now it is quite bald and having difficulty holding its most mature stem upright. If you feel that the plant is eventually becoming too tall for its space, you can then prune back the stems by cutting them close to the main trunk where it will develop new shoots and begin to grow wider. Oddly, the ponytail palm is not a palm or a tree, but it is an interesting plant to grow.
They contain tan seeds the size and shape of peppercorns. There are actually three of them. To sterilize your shears and prevent disease, use a 9:1 ratio of water to bleach and dip your shears in before pruning.
The maintenance you have to do is the removal of the aged leaves or the ones infected with pests if there’s any. Over the last 6 months its leaves have turned brown and crispy. It has been repoted many times and now is too tall.
Cutting back ponytail palm leaves is easy in order to preserve the appearance of the plant. Keeping this in consideration, how do you grow multiple trunks in a ponytail palm? Can i cut off the long.
Don’t clip the ends of the leaves—they are the best part! It would take a really long time for ponytail. Use good sharp scissors or yard snips to cut off just the discolored parts.
Ponytail palms are used to the dryness of the desert and rarely dry out. Without pruning, the plant will eventually grow tall stems. Pruning and how to grow multiple trunks on a ponytail palm.
The palms develop pups, or side shoots, as they mature.these smaller versions of the parent plant are easy to divide away from the mother palm. Little stems will begin to grow all around the outside of the cut edge. The ponytail palm is said to be happy so long as it receives bright light for half of the year, so if you are able to put this plant outside in your garden in a full sun position during spring and summer, then you can house it indoors for the remainder of the year in almost any lighting position you like, even relatively low light.
Place the pup in the center of the pot. The bulb softened, the top drooped and it just. Read here for the answer on how to prune a ponytail palm.
As long as the soil has a little bit of moisture, the ponytail palm will grow well.