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Need help with problem

Posted by woody3555 8 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 22, 10 at 13:44

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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RE: Need help with problem

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

RE: Need help with problem

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.

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