Long-living, the ponytail palm is a pleasing houseplant that is easy to maintain and complements any interior style. This indoor plant displays distinctive foliage that resembles a flowy ponytail (hence the name) and palm-like leaves (although not actually a palm). The bulbous trunk makes an interesting feature as it does store water— but don’t let that fool you, a potted ponytail palm does appreciate moderate watering.
Size: 4-6" (pot diameter)
Processing time: 3-5 business days (more details)
Scientific Name: Beaucarnea guatemalensis; Beaucarnea recurvata
Common Names: Ponytail Palm, Elephant’s Foot, Bottle Palm
Appearance: Thick, woody trunk with slender, long, green leaves that billow out from the top of the trunk. In the wild, growth can reach 20+ feet, giving off a whimsy Lorax-like look.
Origin: Mexico to Guatemala
Care: Can handle low to high light (but prefers bright for optimal growth). Allow the soil to mostly dry before supplying more water.
Growth: Slow growth, but can eventually get to ceiling height indoors.
Level of Simplicity: Easy, great for beginners
Toxicity: Non-toxic & considered safe (around cats, dogs, humans)
- Being that each live plant is completely unique, the plant you receive may vary slightly in size, shape, appearance.
- Shipped as shown, in nursery growing container. ‘Care Cards’ with detailed information will be sent electronically!