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Palm 'Ponytail'

Palm 'Ponytail'

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The Palm 'Ponytail' is a distinctive and charming houseplant, recognized for its long, cascading, hair-like leaves that form a unique, ponytail-like appearance. This plant exhibits a bulbous base and an upright growth habit, with leaves that flow gracefully from the central stem. At full maturity, it can achieve a height of approximately 6-8 feet, depending on the care and environmental conditions provided.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Beaucarnea recurvata

Common: Ponytail Palm, Ponytail Succulent, Elephant's Foot Palm, Bottle Palm, Monja Plant, Palma Culona

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-80°F
  • Humidity: Low
  • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
  • Fertilize: Every 6-8 weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Generally doesn't require pruning, but you can remove dead or damaged leaves as needed.
  • Tolerant of a wide range of humidity levels.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Asparagaceae family, which is a large and diverse family of flowering plants which includes over 2,500 species.
  • The Ponytail Palm is native to eastern Mexico, particularly in semi-desert areas.
  • The Ponytail Palm is not a true palm but a a type of caudiciform succulent, meaning it has a swollen, water-storing base called a caudex. This allows the plant to be highly drought-tolerant, as it can store water in its bulbous base for extended periods.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Low Maintenance
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