Written by Maggie
Feb 07 2021
Ponytail Palm is a very common leaf-viewing plant, and many people choose to grow it at home to decorate the environment? How to grow and care for Ponytail Palm? Let's look down together.
Ponytail palm likes to grow in a sunny place, so it cannot be conserved in a cool place. When we grow and care for Ponytail Palm in the growing season, it needs more than 6 hours of sunlight. However, in summer, it needs to shade the Ponytail palm appropriately. Plant growth temperature should be near 25℃, and do a good job of cooling treatment in summer, winter needs to be moved to indoor maintenance.
When we grow and care for Ponytail Palm, there is no need to water the flowers every day. Ponytail Palm is suitable for growing in dry and clean soil, and the principle of not watering the soil is done. In summer, the water demand is large, so it can be watered once every three days. In winter, it depends on the soil condition and do not let the soil water.
In the peak growth season of Ponytail palm, nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers are needed. When we grow and care for Ponytail Palm, it is best to apply fertilizer once every 16 days, and the fertilizer should not be directly drenching on the leaves. Easily absorbable farm manure should be used in summer to reduce the damage to the root system. Fertilization should be stopped in winter.
Ponytail palm is susceptible to disease and insect disease, which can cause the leaves to shrift and tear off within a week. When we grow and care for Ponytail Palm, when a large area of leaf wilt occurs, the plant needs to be sprayed with 300 times diluted Bordeaux and the planting soil should be changed.
The rotting roots of Ponytail palm depend on whether the situation is serious or not. If the rotting roots are only slightly rotted, they will recover after a period of good curing. If the rotting roots are serious, they need to be removed from the pot, cut off the rotting roots, and then disinfect and dry the wounds. The following are growing Ponytail Palm care for roots rot.
What if over-watering causes rot of Ponytail palm roots? This situation is generally not too serious, as long as the pot soil can be dried. When we grow and care for Ponytail Palm, first use tools to turn the pot soil, and then put it in a well-ventilated place for maintenance, so that the pot soil can be dried quickly.
If improper fertilization or heavy fertilizer leads to mild root rot of Ponytail palm, it can be watered a lot. When we grow and care for Ponytail Palm, the excessive fertilizer in the pot soil should be flushed out to dilute the fertilizer in the soil, and then the water in the pot soil should be discharged in time and preserved in a cool place. No watering and fertilizer can be applied in a short time.
If the root of the Ponytail palm is seriously ulcered, it is necessary to take off the pot in time, cut off the rotten roots, and then disinfect the wound after cutting. When we grow and care for Ponytail Palm, plant ash or Peliomycete solution can be used to smear the wound, which can make the wound heal quickly and prevent secondary infection.
When we grow and care for Ponytail Palm, there is no need to change the soil. Changing the soil is only because the pot soil breeds bacteria that infect the roots. If the soil is not changed, even if the rotting roots are cut off, the Ponytail palm will still get infected again, so it needs to change the soil and replant.