Newbie could use some help/advice with first "Ponytail Palm."
I bought this plant from Walmart about 5 months ago. It came in a 3" plastic container. About a month ago, I decided to repot it and put it in a 6".
It's been doing well, and was growing quite rapidly. I left for a week's vacation, fully watering it before I left. Unfortunately (for the plant) I extended my vacation twice and ended up being gone two weeks instead of one. That definitely killed several leaves and the plant as a whole just seems more droopy.
Anyway, as the attached photo shows, I have several small "bulbs" close together. This is how it came. My questions:
1. How does my soil level look? Is it too high, covering more of the "bulbs" than should be, or is it too low, or just fine?
2. I'm guessing those individual bulbs will NOT fuse into one large bulb. What do I do regarding these multiple bulbs? Should they be separated? If so, should they each be put into their own pot, or should I leave them together but space them apart, maybe an inch or so? Or do I just keep them close together like that? The ponytail palms I've seen have always been a single, large "bulb," so I'm a bit confused.
Any help, tips, advice, comments will be greatly appreciated!!