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Ponytail Palm

Ponytail Palm

Regular price $156.20 USD
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Plant Type: Succulents
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Spread: 3-5 feet
Flower Color: white or ivory
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Ponytail Palm, scientifically known as Beaucarnea recurvata, is not a true palm but rather a member of the Agave family. This plant is popular both as an indoor and outdoor plant due to its unique appearance and ease of care. It typically grows to about 6 to 8 feet tall when cultivated indoors, but it can grow taller in its natural outdoor environment.

Characterized by its swollen base, known as a caudex, the Ponytail Palm stores water, making it an excellent plant for drought-prone areas or for gardeners who prefer low-maintenance plants. The long, narrow leaves grow from the top of the trunk, cascading down like a ponytail, hence its common name.

Native to eastern Mexico, the Ponytail Palm thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers well-drained soil and should be watered sparingly, as overwatering can lead to root rot. This plant is remarkably adaptable and can tolerate a range of indoor environments, making it a popular choice for houseplant enthusiasts.

While it rarely flowers in cultivation, when the Ponytail Palm does bloom, it produces clusters of small, white or ivory flowers. These blooms are typically seen on older or more mature plants.

In landscaping, the Ponytail Palm is used as a focal point due to its distinctive shape and texture. It's also commonly grown in containers, where it adds a touch of the exotic to patios, balconies, or indoor settings. The plant's slow growth rate and sculptural form make it an excellent choice for adding a dramatic yet easy-to-maintain element to both indoor and outdoor spaces.

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