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Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:57 pm
Location: texas

Ponytail palm problems

I have a ponytail palm that's at least 30 yrs old. Recently moved and it was slightly beaten up in the move. ALL of the leaves turned brown and fell off and now I think it has root rot. The base is turning white near the soil and looks like it's "splitting" around the base. It is about 4 feet tall and gets bright light in a southeast window of the house. It's only a standing stick now, but if I scrape a little of the stem with my nail, it's green. I have read it needs to be soaked in anitbacterial/fungal solution. Is this true and can I save my favorite plant?

Greener Thumb
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Joined: Tue May 25, 2004 10:44 pm
Location: Maryland zone 7

Hi Knecaise,

Congratulations on your new home. Where did you read about the soaking? Do you have a link?


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