Beaucarnea recurvata, Nolina recurvata, Ponytail Palm, Pony Tail, Bottle Palm, Nolina, Elephant-foot Tree

Beaucarnea recurvata, Nolina recurvata

Ponytail Palm, Pony Tail, Bottle Palm, Nolina, Elephant-foot Tree
Family: Asparagaceae    (Formerly:Dracaenaceae / Liliaceae / Agavaceae)
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Origin: Mexican highlands, Florida
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant with caudexPlant used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunDry conditionsPalm or palm-like plant

Palm-like plant. Succulent. The greatly swollen trunk base and the recurving, narrow leaves are certain identification. With age, the trunk eventually develops a few branches. Ponytail can get up to 30' tall, and the base up to 12' across, but houseplants generally remain less than 6 or 8' tall. The plant looks a little like a palm, and a little like a big onion sitting on the ground with a single stalk growing up and sporting a parasol of drooping, strap-like leaves.Plants are dioecious, meaning only female plants will produce seed.

Ponytail makes a large and handsome houseplant, doing well even in rooms with air conditioning as long as it has bright light. It's a good specimen plant for a rock garden in a dry, warm climate.

Closely related species - Beaucarnea guatemalensis.

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Beaucarnea recurvata - Pony Tail

Ponytail palm, Pony Tail, bottle palm, nolina, elephant-foot tree. Palm-looking succulent with greatly swollen trunk base and the curved, narrow leaves. Very cute plants with large caudex. Drought tolerant plant that require very little care if any. Can tolerate some freeze.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
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