Mom's Pony Tail Palm

Discussion in 'Caudiciforms and Pachycaul Trees' started by iamkathleen, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. iamkathleen

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    Hello all, I am so glad to have found this forum so I can ask a question about my mom's pony tail palm that she has planted in the ground in west central Florida. It is approximately 5 years old and 7 feet tall. It is a beautiful healthy plant and in the spring of this year it started new growth but instead of flowing leaves a few leaves are hard and curled up. ( I will add a picture to see ). It looks like a 2 foot fingernail that some people grow. All curly & hard. Any information would be appreciated so I can pass the info on to her. Thank you.
     

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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Assume that you have checked the plant for insect infestations.
    Could this be an example of fasciation?

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    Thanks for the response togata57. I did check for infestation and found nothing but it did happen in the spring. I do not think it is fasciation but I will ask her if she remembers anything since I am home now. I will let you know if she says anything.
     

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