I just transplanted a 16 yr old pony tail palm...got it when my daughter was almost 2 and now she's fixing to go to A&M at Corpus Christi, so soon "AL" (daughter's name is Arna Leigh) will be leaving. But it got me to wondering, how do you propagate a pony tail palm? I've never seen any seeds and there usually aren't any side shoots to cut off. I would love to try it if ANYBODY can tell me how! Thanks!
Thanks Debbie, my palm gets all the credit. All I did last year was to keep it dry enough to keep from rotting. I mist the leaves now and then. It has been too rainy to put it outside this year so far.
as mentioned in another thread, you have to wait it out for a decade or so and it has to be in full sun outdoors... but eventually it will flower AND seed afterwards. I have never seen a smaller plant do this- just large ones (tall- 6' or more) and with bases about 2'-6' in diameter... I think you can buy seed on the internet. Botanical Gardens with a number of these plants could potentially have millions of seeds.
Wow Dave, they look good. I have to get some seeds. I have found out you gotta love palms to grow them as they grow so SLOW. My Mexican fans will soon be 3 and they are about 3 years old but soon I have been told they will just take off fast. I have one king that have made it and its really growing since I moved it to the coast.