I bought a ponytail palm about 2-3 months ago. I was inspecting it a little while cleaning the leaves with water, and I noticed there was this filling like substance put at the top of the plant. I removed it and was hoping not to hurt my plant. I was wondering has anyone else seen this or knows what I'm talking about? I bought it from Lowe's if that means anything. The first picture is what the substance looks like, the second picture was the location of the substance. (After me removing it). I was wondering is this put on here to control growth or something?