- Botanical Name: Beaucarnea recurvata
- Common Names: Ponytail Palm
- Description: The ponytail palm is an evergreen perennial native to Eastern Mexico. It has become an ornamental plant due to its ability to thrive indoors and retains water through its swollen trunk. Much like a palm tree this plant can grow to be 30 feet tall in its maturity.
- Care: Can be grown in different indoor lighting conditions, but it prefers medium to bright light (north or west-facing window) with ample airflow. Avoid harsh direct sunlight.
This plant needs soil that is lightly moist. Water when the top 1” - 2” inches of the soil are dry to the touch, likely once a week. Overwatering can cause root rot, while too dry soil can make the leaves brown and crispy.
This plant needs well-drained, porous potting soil and does not tolerate soil that retains water. Choose a mix soil for houseplants.
This plant thrives in temperatures of 65°F-80°F. Do not let it in a spot where the temperature can drop below 50°F.
This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
Ponytail Palm is considered non-toxic and safe for pets.