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Ponytail Palms

I have several pony tails and they seem to be attracting what look like little Knats. I've noticed that on two of the plants I am starting to see yellow spots on the leaves. Anybody have any ideas?

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This is probably due to either over watering or the use of water retaining soil. Water these plants sparingly (when all the soil is dry) and use cactus soil or bonsai soil, both of which do not hold moisture. Make sure that the pot you're using has drainage holes on it, and it is not sitting in water.
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Over watering

It is true 2 of the plants were given to me in normal potting soil and I have not replanted them as of yet. They are still in normal pots and small. When is a good time to do this? Do you thik the little knats are an issue if so what can I do about them? I have them all 3 on humidity trays with rocks and water good idea? bad idea?
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They are still in normal pots and small. When is a good time to do this?
Anytime.
Do you thik the little knats are an issue if so what can I do about them?
The gnats are only a bi-product of the real problems. Once everything else has been corrected, they will go away.
I have them all 3 on humidity trays with rocks and water good idea? bad idea?
Not necissary, probably bad.
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Thanks for the responce

When is a good time to repot pony tails? I will keep a better eye on my watering.
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Anytime of year will work for repotting.
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