How to grow Ponytail palm

Ponytail palm growing succulent of the genus Beaucarnea also known as Beaucarnea recurvate, Ponytail palm perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental drought tolerant houseplant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-12.

Trunk brown the base of the trunk is cone become wider till the ground, in this part the plant keep water.

Leaves the color green, the leaves grow in rosettes structure, the leaf spiny pointed in the spear shape.

Ponytail palm flower

Flower color is white-yellow or pink, small flowers grow in inflorescence as cone shape.

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How to grow Ponytail palm growing and care:

Better frost free, but can survive frost, dry soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Take a lot of year to bloom

Planting season:
All year, (in cold climate better in the spring)

Pests and diseases:
Weevil, snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune a Ponytail palm:
Dead leaves and flowers

Size of the plant?
0.5-2m (20-80 inches) the leaves, and the stalk 4-6 m (12-20 feet)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellowish-white or pink flowers, the flowers grow as umbels on stalk in cluster

Scientific name:

Beaucarnea recurvata

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