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Ponytail Palm Diseases and the Pests that Cause Them

The Beaucarnea recurvata is an extremely slow grower. Anything hindering its growth can be fatal. The good news is that there are only a few Ponytail Palm ailments to watch out for.  Timeliness is everything though because once the plant gets the disease, the consequences will be dire. Ponytail Palm diseases are rare, but when …

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Why is My Ponytail Palm Dying? How to Recover!

Suddenly found your faux palm tree take an ugly turn? Ponytail Palms can be such drama queens.  They can tolerate neglect to an extent, but when they really need your attention, they will play the dying act.  Most times, they’re easily revived. Despite looking like a palm, it is a succulent. By its nature, it’s …

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Why Ponytail Palm Leaves Turn Brown – A Survival Mechanism?

Ponytail Palms are splendid little succulents with the tropical aesthetics of a small palm tree.  Native to Eastern Mexico, they have adapted to hot, dry climates. What helps them survive in their native habitat creates problems when these are grown as houseplants.  They will develop brown tips, and you will be tempted to trim those off.  …

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Ponytail Palm: How NOT to KILL it!

The idea of raising a palm tree within your home may sound daunting. Well, you can rest easy because the Ponytail plant, or Beaucarnea recurvata, only resembles a palm. They actually fall under the succulent family, Asparagaceae, which contains agave and yucca. Just like a tall subtropical tree, the Ponytail Palm plant has a central …

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