Ponytail Palm

Beaucarnea recurvata

Ponytail palms can be grown as a bonsai. The root restrictions makes it like like a mini tree compared to being grown in the ground By Maja Dumat [CC2.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)] (Photo Credits)

This beautifully unique tree makes a sculptural statement wherever it is planted, though does best in warmer climates with good drainage. It is not actually a palm. It may be grown in pots but will eventually fill the pot with its swollen base. Flowers form on the female trees, their fruit, a spike of papery capsules will set if there is a male nearby
Other Names: Elephants Foot


Specifications of Ponytail Palm

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

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★★ 4y ago


As a possible fruit bearing indoor/patio plant. I really like the shape of the trunk. 

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