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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Requirements for 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
All year, (in cold climate better in the spring)
Pests and diseases:
Weevil, snails, slugs
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:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Yellowish-white or pink flowers, the flowers grow as umbels on stalk in cluster