I Finally Repotted My Huge Ponytail Palm!!!
I kept looking at this Ponytail Palm and i knew it was more than due for a rootprune and repot, but i just kept putting it off... The size of the tree and the weight of the container has played a large part in putting this project off. So... I decided to tackle this "bad boy.." yesterday.... What a job!!
My son was home yesterday, so i asked him to move this heavy container and help me lift it . You can see how rootbound it was and in need of a trim. I know most of you all would say that it needs a larger container, but i am not willing to go any larger. This container is big enough and very heavy, so this baby will stay outside in the greenhouse during the winter.
I decided to repot in the 5-1-1 instead of the Gritty Mix due to the weight issue. This tree does very well here in Virginia Beach, so i know it will be happy with any attention at all!! ;-)
Here are some pictures that i took during the process.
My son, LOL.. said he would stand beside the tree only to help reference how large the tree is. He is 6 ft tall .
Hope you all are having a nice weekend!!!
Ponytail before ...
out of the container..
cutting off some of the root mass..
removed some of the soil from the Caudex
removing the soill from the rootball
had to move to continue the removal of the soil... DH worried about the pool!! lol..
final close up of the Caudex raised and the final pictures of the repotted Ponytail Palm.
Finally!! I think i can hear it saying.. 'Ahhhhh... Thank you.." ;-)
Hope you all have a great day!!!
This post was edited by loveplants2 on Sun, May 19, 13 at 22:09