Written by Maggie
Dec 17 2021
Ponytail Palm is a foliage plant to decorate the sitting room, study room, decorate guesthouse, assembly hall with its, give a person with novel and chic feeling. However, when the ponytail palm leaves dry and the bulb softens, how to deal with it? Let's take a look.
When the leaves of Ponytail Palm dry, if the illumination time is too long, we need to reduce the time of the light, six hours a day, the soil not too dry, need timely supplement moisture, and add a few drops in each watering ferrous sulfate solution, mainly iron fertilizer, and with diluted vinegar is wiped foliage, ease for a period of time will improve leaf dry phenomenon. The following are details of Ponytail Palm care for leaves drying.
In the breeding process of Ponytail palm, it is easy to see the phenomenon of leaf drying, so how to care for Ponytail palm? It can reduce the time of light, especially at noon, to avoid being irradiated by strong light. It can be irradiated by astigmatism for 6 hours a day, and the leaves will slowly recover after a period of relaxation.
If you do not often water when you care for Ponytail Palm, resulting in long-term water shortage of basin soil, leaves will be easy to yellow, then you can timely supplement water, watering once, during the period must keep the soil moist, adjust the normal watering frequency, after watering every three days or so.
The dry leaves are probably due to the lack of iron in the leaves. If the leaves are not supplemented in time, they will slowly dry up and even fall off over a long period of time. Therefore, when we care for Ponytail Palm, liquid fertilizer with iron as the main element can be applied at this time to improve the yellowing of leaves.
The white vinegar is diluted in warm water, and then sprayed on the dried leaves of Ponytail Palm. When we care for Ponytail Palm, the air humidity should be kept at about 50%, and windows should be opened frequently for ventilation. If it is warm outdoors, it is better to place it in a semi-shady place outside, so as to alleviate the drying phenomenon of leaves for a period of time, and then it can be effectively improved.
The soil of Ponytail palm is too alkaline, and the leaves of Ponytail Palm will gradually dry up. When we care for Ponytail Palm, ferrous sulfate solution can be diluted in water and poured into the soil, so as to change the alkalinity of the soil. A few drops can be added when watering each time.
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It is possible that the soil permeability is so poor that the roots of Ponytail Palm cannot breathe. When Ponytail palm was short of water, its root system could not absorb water from the outside, which would lead to its bulbous root becoming soft. When the root system of Ponytail palm could not provide nutrients for the bulb, the bulb would become soft. Ponytail palm should not grow at too high a temperature in summer, as temperatures above 35 ° C will soften the bulb roots of Ponytail palm. The following are details of Ponytail Palm care for bulb softening.
Ponytail palm is a kind of tree, so what happened to Ponytail palm ball soft? It is possible that the soil permeability is so poor that the roots of Ponytail Palm cannot breathe. When we care for Ponytail Palm, the ponytail palm soil needs to be refurbished. If the soil is full of hard, impermeable soil, the Ponytail Palm needs to be replaced with new soil.
When Ponytail palm was short of water, the root system could not absorb water from the outside world, nor could it provide water for bulb roots, which would lead to its bulb roots becoming soft. Ponytail palm is a water-loving plant. When we care for Ponytail Palm, Ponytail palm needs to be watered once every two days, preferably in the morning, so that the water can be fully absorbed by the root system of Ponytail palm.
Ponytail palm is also a fat-loving plant. When the root system of Ponytail palm cannot provide nutrients for the bulb, the bulb will become soft. When we care for Ponytail Palm, fertilizer should be applied to the Ponytail palm once a week. Farmhouse fertilizer can be selected as fertilizer. Farmhouse fertilizer has the least damage to the root system and can also satisfy various nutrients for the growth of Ponytail palm.
The temperature of Ponytail palm should not be too high when it grows in summer. The bulb roots of Ponytail palm will become soft when the temperature exceeds 35 °C. When we care for Ponytail Palm, the best guarantee is between 20℃ ~ 25℃; Ponytail palm likes sunshine, but in summer, Ponytail palm should not be placed outside. The strong light outside will brown the leaves of Ponytail palm, and the bulb will slowly become soft, so Ponytail palm should be placed in astigmatism.
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