Beaucarnea guatemalensis, Red Ponytail Plant, Guatemala Pony Tail

Beaucarnea guatemalensis

Red Ponytail Plant, Guatemala Pony Tail
Family: Asparagaceae    (Formerly:Dracaenaceae / Liliaceae / Agavaceae)
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Origin: Guatemala
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant with caudexPlant used for bonsaiSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-like plant

The Guatemala Ponytail is a succulent which features a swollen base. As the plant matures, this base swells up. The crown of the trunk is a rosette of long ribbon-like leaves. The leaves grow in one plain when the plant is young. Beaucarnea guatemalensis can grow up to 15 ft tall and the base may swell to 12 ft wide. Can be grown in a pot as a nice bonsai.

Closely related species - Beaucarnea recurvata.

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