Pony Tail Palm ( Beaucarnea recurvata) leaves turning brown

Cereoid+10 cereoid at prodigy.net
Tue Oct 22 13:01:23 EST 2002

Its normal for the outermost leaves to turn brown at the end of the growing
season. You may want to remove them if you find them unsightly.

Water the plant thoroughly once a week and allow it to go completely dry
between waterings.
Remove the moss and replace it with stones otherwise the excessive moisture
may cause the trunk to rot.

Nikolaus Hiebaum <nhiebaum at yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:b85ef6c0.0210220625.39f0b3fc at posting.google.com...
> Hi -
> My Pony Tail Palm I got a few weeks stands in a room which is bright
> and not well-heated (in Vienna, Austria (Europe) we are gradually
> heading for winter), and  the some leaves started to turn brown.
> I can't really tell whether the soil is dry or watered because there
> is moss around it (supposed to look good that's why I'd prefer not
> removing it). So, I keep the moss moist, i.e., watering twice a week.
> My feeling is that's too much, but I don't know for sure. Maybe it's
> normal that the leaves turn brown?
> Any advice would be appreciated.
> CU, Niki

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