Is this ponytail palm dead?

Discussion in 'Caudiciforms and Pachycaul Trees' started by Kathryn Kane, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Kathryn Kane

    Kathryn Kane New Member

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    I recently inherited a ponytail palm when I moved into my new office. The leaves are completely brown. Can I save it? I've been reading about ponytail palms on this forum and they sound great, I'd hate to lose this one.
     

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    Sundrop Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion the best thing to do is to forget about that one. It doesn't mean that someone else on this forum may have, and post, a different course of action.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I agree with Sundrop. It's a new office, and you're the new person in that office - get yourself a nice new plant.
     
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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks like it's been overwatered, and died from rot. So, agree with the others, get a new plant.
     
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    What does the caudex feel like? If it feels solid I think you can save it.if it feels squishy and wrinkled maybe let it go. I'd try to save it but that's just me..
     

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