Mom's 'Ponytail Palm'
Hubby and I were visiting my folks yesterday and she asked if I wanted her 'Ponytail Palm' (she's downsized her houseplants drastically, too much work for her to keep up with I think). This is one of the two she has left. She's owned it for almost two years now and it's managed to survive her care.
I was a bit sad to see she didn't want it anymore and honestly, I don't really like 'Ponytail Palms,' but I didn't want to see anything bad happen to it (giving it away to someone else... at least I know I'll keep it alive). Not to mention, I guess at this point, it has some sentimental value to it.
It has been leaning for the longest time now. It's not rotting whatsoever, so there's no concern there. I plan to trim it back the roots a little bit (they're circling the inside of the snap on base... I hate those snap on bases) and give it some fresh soil.
I think at that point, I'll figure a way to straighten it out. Maybe make the rootball crooked or something, haha. I'm hoping that if I straighten the trunk out, that the growth will eventually straighten out too. As of right now, the growth is straight, but the trunk is not, so I know when the trunk is straight, the growth will not be straight.
It's kind of hard to show just bow big this thing is, but it's a little over two feet from the bottom of the pot to the "center" leaves."
Thanks for looking.