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Apr 6, 2018 5:04 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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I am repotting one of my Ponytail palms that cracked the ceramic pot it was in.
I need advise on what size pot to use and how to loosen up the roots. Also should I soak the rootball first?

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Apr 6, 2018 5:12 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Are you wanting to separate the individual plants? If not, I'd recommend you leave the roots alone and go for a pot that is maybe 4 inches wider than the original and not a whole lot deeper. Use a fast draining mix and water well only after a week or so has passed, to allow the roots to heal from being injured during the repotting.
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Apr 6, 2018 5:29 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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@Baja_Costero thank you so much for the quick response. Smiling I have everything ready for the repot on my deck table. Now I can repot and get the plant back inside before the nasty weather comes back tonight. Thumbs up
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Apr 6, 2018 6:11 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Here is the ponytail palm repotted! Thanks again Baja!


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Apr 6, 2018 8:02 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Looking good! Do I see a double header in there? Thumbs up

I've been postponing my own repotting project... plant seems to be making its own space in the meantime. Smiling

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Apr 6, 2018 10:28 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Region: Ukraine Tender Perennials Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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I see you crack pots too (or the plant does). Hilarious! This time I used a plastic pot and will look for a large decorative pot with holes to put it in. I do have a double header. Smiling Do they grow any different from single headers?
Here is a close-up of the double-header:

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Apr 8, 2018 2:50 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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awesome PP, Frenchy, should I say Magnifique. I better keep an eye on mine, it's in a pot I would be sad to see cracked.
Plant it and they will come.
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Apr 8, 2018 3:26 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Frenchy21 said:I do have a double header. Smiling Do they grow any different from single headers?


Not really, they just have more style. Smiling
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Apr 8, 2018 5:52 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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nodding
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Apr 8, 2018 6:24 PM CST
Name: Kyle
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Mine has been in this pot for about 20 years now. It was about this size when purchased with only a single stem. I cut it back several years ago and it branched. Talk about one tough plant. Hasn't been repotted since it's been in this pot. I give it some water once in a while.
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Apr 8, 2018 8:50 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Region: Ukraine Tender Perennials Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Beautiful ponytail Kyle! I love the way it now has 3 branches. Green Grin!
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Apr 9, 2018 12:48 AM CST
Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
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Thanks. You wouldn't believe the abuse and neglect it has suffered. I take better care of it now.
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Apr 9, 2018 11:38 AM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Region: Ukraine Tender Perennials Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Guilty as charged. Hilarious! Hilarious! I have one that I forgot about for 6 months and it still survived. You are right - these plants are amazing.
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