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Medium_bb I have two ponytail palms growing inside obviously in ideal conditions and they are "lifting" the roof off.

I can't find anyone to come and prune them back for me. Apparently it's too small a job for any palm specialist and even tho I've offered to pay a day's labour, no one will come. I have to do it myself it seems but can't find any guidance. HELP

Submitted: 05:22PM, 22 Jul 2017
Answer: Hi Kris,

Thank you for contacting Yates. Typically to prune back a pony tail palm, only the leaves are cut back to give it help give it shape. We have seen pony tail palms ‘beheaded’ or cut back from the top, however, it’s hard to say how long it will take before new shoots form.

You may be able to replant the top though, so not all is lost! Dip the end into Yates Clonex Gel and pot it up in good quality, well-draining potting mix.

For future reference, consider the final height of your plants before planting in closed spaces!

Hope this helps!

Yates Horticulturist

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Answered: 01:46PM, 23 Jul 2017


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