I have a large ponytail palm growing outside. It has out grown it's home the previous house owners were unaware of how large these plants can get. What size can the root ball grow to in comparison with the bulb? Are the roots spreading or do they grow close or under the bulb. The palm is over 8 feet tall and has started to send roots out from above ground level, at the base it would measure 2 - 3 feet. I would like to move it to an area it can grow without ripping up my veranda. It is planted in an awkward place and impossible to remove with machinery and I think I may have to use a small garden spade to dig it out. Any advice is welcome.