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Ponytail Palm

Beaucarnea recurvata

Ponytail palms are an easy to grow houseplant, making it great for beginners. Ponytail palms store water so they are very drought tolerant.

Growzone: 9-11

As Low As: $29.95

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6 Inch Pot $29.95
10 Inch Pot $89.95

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Jack's Classic Houseplant Special Fertilizer $17.95

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Ponytail Palms or Beaucarnea Recurvata look like a plant straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. These thick trunks produce a matching "ponytail" of grassy green foliage at the top. The leaves twist and curl as they cascade, resembling human hair.

If you tend to forget about watering your plants, this is the houseplant for you. Ponytail Palms are on the list of Low-Light Plants Perfect for Dressing Up your Bathroom. Read more about The Benefits of House Plants In Your Home and Pet Safe Plants for Your Home.

Decorative containers shown are for display purposes only. All plants are shipped in black plastic nursery containers unless otherwise specified.

About Your Ponytail Palm

Ponytail Palms may look silly but they're no joke in terms of how easily they are to take care of. Ponytail Palms like to stay mostly dry, and occasionally need water. They prefer bright indirect or some bright direct light, and a well draining soil. These entertaining plants do well in small containers staying root bound. As part of the Agave family, The Ponytail Palm does well indoors when given bright indirect or some direct light. They prefer to stay fairly dry, and can sometimes be found in the cactus or succulent sections of garden centers because they despise staying wet. These Seussical trees stay fairly compact when kept as houseplants because the container holds back their growth and development. The Ponytail Palm likes to stay rootbound, and do well as an accent plant or focal point in a room.


Growing Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 30 to 36 inches
Mature Width: 24 to 30 inches
Classification: Green foliage
Sunlight: Bright indirect or some direct light
Habit: Upright
Flower Color: none
Foliage: Green, grassy
Soil Condition: Well draining, cactus or succulent mix (part sand)
Water Requirements: Likes to dry out between watering
Uses: Excellent indoors as focal point or background
This Plants Growzone: 9-11
Ponytail Palm Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Ponytail Palm

Before you buy a Ponytail Palm Plant, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.

 What is the best light for Ponytail Palms?

What is the best light for Ponytail Palms?

Ponytail Palms do well with bright, indirect light or some direct light. An eastern or western facing window would be ideal. Southern exposure would work as well, as long as some shade is provided while the plant transitions (otherwise leaves will burn or turn brown from too much light).

How do I water Ponytail Palms?

How do I water Ponytail Palms?

Ponytail Palms like to dry out almost completely between watering. It does not like to stay or sit in water. Plants that are watered too often will not survive. If unsure, do not water.

How do I fertilize Ponytail Palm Plants?

How do I fertilize Ponytail Palm Plants?

Any all purpose, fertilizer will work for Ponytail Palms. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. All of these fertilizers may be used when planting Ponytail Palm Plants.

What is the best soil for Ponytail Palm Plants?

What is the best soil for Ponytail Palm Plants?

Ponytail Palm Plants need a very well draining soil, and prefer to have dry conditions. Regular potting mix with sand mixed in works well for plants potted in containers, otherwise a cactus potting mix would work. The cactus potting mix already has sand and other ingredients to encourage drainage.


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