About a year ago my ponytail palm was covered in mealy bugs. Although I tried everything suggested, the mealy bugs won out. Eventually the plant (12ft tall) looked sad and pathetic so I decided to toss it. At the last moment I changed my mind and cut the stalk instead. Here are the results. The one sprout that is most interesting is the one coming directly out of the bowl at the bottom of the trunk. Incredible and so far no signs of mealy bugs! Should I do anything about the sprout on the lower trunk? It is certainly going to look odd but will it take energy from the higher growths? Appreciate your thoughts.