Need help with problem

woody3555June 22, 2010

My pony tail palm has smut and white powdery looking places on the crown.What is it and what can I do to control it?

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

You'll really need to give us some good images. Your description could be one or more of many different things.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 11:28PM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

The Ponytail Palm (" Beaucarnea recurvata") is not a true palm but a member of the Agave (think Aloes) family and as such grows in a dryer than normal soil. It sounds like you are watering the plant too much and it is developing a mold common in those plants that normally grow in very arid soils will get if the soil they are now growing in is watered too often.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 7:36AM
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