I need a quick course in culture for this plant. I plan on growing it like any other succulent...quick-draining mix, dry-dormancy period, etc.
I specifically want to know how to develop a rounder, fatter, caudex as opposed to an elongated bottle shaped caudex...like the Pony Tail Palm has. That's not the "look" that I want. Think: "small watermelon...with branches growing from the top end".
I read that this material should be grown hard, restricted, and do a trunk-chop to force the caudex to grow in a roundish shape. It will take a few years before any results are seen.
It's the caudex that I want to "train". Would double potting it into a large tub be beneficial in forming a larger caudex more quickly? Larger root-run, and cooler roots might help?
Any tips, "secrets".