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Beaucarnea guatemalensis, Red Ponytail Plant, Guatemala Pony Tail
Variegated form

Beaucarnea guatemalensis

Red Ponytail Plant, Guatemala Pony Tail
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Dracaenaceae / Liliaceae / Agavaceae)
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Origin: Guatemala
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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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