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Ponytail Palm Tree

Beaucarnea recurvata

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  • Pet Safe:Yes

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Approximate Size: 4" to 7" W 4" to 8" H

Our ponytail palm plants for delivery will add a quirky touch to any room. They have thin, curly leaves that gently tumble down past their thick stalk. Although they looks utterly whimsical, they are actually low maintenance and one of our favorite starter plants. They enjoy direct sunlight and can live on your patio if you live in USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11.

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Ponytail Palm Tree Care Guide & Presentation

Ponytail Palm Tree

Hailing from its natural habitat of eastern Mexico, the ponytail palm tree is a hearty specimen and a beautiful addition to any house plant collection. Fun fact: Though its name suggests so, the ponytail palm tree is neither a palm nor a tree. As a member of the Agave family, it is a succulent. The plant consists of a “stump” that is large and domed, which tapers off into a thinner stem. Its green leaves are long and leathery and develop as the plant matures. The typical full-grown height for this indoor tree variety is usually less than four feet at its highest, and its leaves can reach lengths of around three feet.

Water

Watering is very important for the ponytail. It enjoys its soil being kept fairly dry. For watering from spring through fall, allow the top inch or two of soil to dry completely before re-watering. During the winter months, only water occasionally. Be careful—overwatering can cause stem rot. Signs of stem rot include yellowing leaves and a soft or squishy caudex (a plant’s base and stem). If you see signs of this, try withholding watering, as the plant can internally remedy the problem.

To water your ponytail, soak its soil, allowing extra water to drain through the bottom of its container into a dish. Allow the pot to sit in the dish for several minutes before dumping out any remaining extra water.

Light and humidity

Ponytail palms enjoy a lot of light, so choose a location that provides a lot of bright, indirect sunlight. Standard room temperature is fine for most of the year, but take care that it does not sit near cold windows at night- it is sensitive to freezing temperatures and could be severely damaged. It is recommended to keep ponytails in temperatures between 50-55F/10-13C during wintertime to mimic their natural dormancy cycle.


Soil and fertilizer

Use a fast-draining succulent or cacti potting mix for ponytails. Alternatively, mix 1 part standard potting soil with 1 part sand and 1 part perlite to create your desert soil mix. In the spring, use a cacti/succulent fertilizer, and move to a brighter room in the summer. Choose a pot with drainage holes in the bottom. Clay pots are an excellent choice due to their absorbent nature, which keeps the soil dry.


Cleaning and Repotting

Ponytail palms will remain small if kept in a small pot. They can go many years before needing to be repotted. Repotting every other year is just fine. Remember that while a larger pot will give the ponytail room to grow, it can become difficult to manage because of its size and weight if allowed to grow too much. See our guide for pot selection and repotting here.


Propagation

While an offset is not common, a small baby plant can sometimes stem from the base of the adult ponytail palm. These can be cut off at the base when they reach 4 inches tall. Allow the cut wound to heal, apply some rooting hormone (found online or at plant nurseries), and then replant in a succulent potting mix.


Conclusion

If your ponytail palm develops brown-tipped leaves, this could be a sign of over-fertilizing or underwatering. It could also indicate too much direct sunlight. Take these into account and adjust appropriately. If you see spider-like webbing on your plant, it is likely spider mites. They occur on the leaves but can easily be dealt with by rubbing a cloth of dish soap and water on the plant’s stems.

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  • ML
    Mamie Louise A.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 days ago
    How gorgeous is this!?

    I am so happy to welcome my healthy, beautiful plant home!

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    Lauren A.
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    I recommend this product
    What is your plant experience? Beginner
    Where is your new plant living? Kitchen
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Very fun to look at

    I love the curly leaves coming off of this palm tree! It's fun and unique in appearance and is doing very well. My cat loves batting at the leaves.

  • JJ
    Jordan J.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Perfect, like always!

    My ponytail palm is stunning and was clearly well cared for before arriving at my home! Absolutely obsessed!

  • KB
    Kathy B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Love it

    My plant came healthy and packaged very well excellent quality and service.

  • DT
    Darci T.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Gorgeous and perfectly packed!

    My ponytail palm arrived in a box that gave it plenty of room to live. When I opened it and pulled the pot out onto the floor, I noticed the heat pack on the base of the plant. I’m so impressed at the care of this company! The plant sprang to life! Happy and healthy. I’m more than pleased and will be a repeat customer!

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