new owner of a Ponytail palm
I just bought a poney tail palm a week and a 1/2 ago. I hear they like to have lots of room to grow and also that their pots should only be a few inches bigger then the width of the plant itself...my baby is still just a few inches tall and wide (counting only the trunk) so how big or small of a pot should it be in? Stay in the 4" pot it came in or repot into a 8" or bigger pot? Beings that it likes room to grow I dont want its roots to become cramped, yet I also dont want to give it root-rot.
Is this soil good to use for it: 1-part sterilized soil, 1-part peat moss, bark, or leaf mold, and 1-part coarse sand or perlite. Or is there a diff kind of soil that would be better?
Okay, I know that when watering it, I need to soak it until water start to come out at the bottum, then I let it dry out. But how deep should it dry out in the soil before re-watering? Compleatly? Acouple inches?
Dose it need or like fertilizer...and if so, how oftin should I give it to the plant?
I hear they are slow growers, but I dont know exactly how slow that is, so this makes me neavous that it'll outgrow its pot.
any tips for growing ponytail palms would be great.