Finally Tackled My Rootbound 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 some of the root mass...
Removed the top layer of soil to expose more of the Caudex,
Removing soil from the rootball
Had to move the tree to continue to remove the soil... DH was worried it was to close to the pool..
The tree finally back in its container after a trim! I think it is happy and would say " thanks" if it could...
Here it is...
Thanks for looking!
I hope you all have a great evening!