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Ponytail palm branching.

Posted by amccour (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 4, 08 at 0:57

I read somewhere that a ponytail palm can be encouraged to branch at a younger age by wounding the trunk/base flare. Does anyone know anything about this, if it works, if it's fairly safe to do, and if so, how to do it?


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RE: Ponytail palm branching.

I wouldn't think that wounding the base would encourage branching, but I do know that when the top of my ponytail palm rotted out, multiple branches formed. I think that cutting the center where the leaves emerge will encourage branching.


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