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I have had one of these as a house plant for many years and I have never had any trouble with it. Recently the leaves have been breaking off right at the base where they grow from. It is still growing as I have the remainder of the leaves in the crown growing longer again. I have feed the tree with a foilage fertiliser and this doesn't seamed to have helped. Can you tell me where I am going wrong.

Ponytail Palm (25/08/2012)

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  • Posted: Sat. 25th August 2012 06:29

Re: Ponytail Palm

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Claire,
Have you changed its position recently? How long has it been since you repotted? How often do you water it? My first inclination is too much water - the compost should be moderately dry before watering again.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 27th August 2012 20:27

Re: Re: Ponytail Palm

Reply from CLaire

I have re-potted recently and put it back in the same place. I must admit that I probably water the palm three times a year sand it has always done well with this arrangement. Do you think maybe the soil could be upsetting the balance as I did only use normal compost as I have always done in the past but prob a different company.

  • Posted: Thu. 30th August 2012 14:04