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Beaucarnea recurvata /Ponytail Palm

Beaucarnea recurvata  / Beaucarnea recurvata
Likes hot, sunny areas
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Likes hot, sunny areas

Canopies of foliage

Makes excellent container plant

Tufts of foliage atop heavy trunks

Occasionally ponytail palms will produce an inflorescence

Very large, mature specimen growing outdoors in a botanical garden in Southern California

Heavy crown of thin drooping foliage on an old specimen

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Scientific Name: Beaucarnea recurvata
Common Name: Ponytail Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Tropical that must be protected from freezes. Makes a wonderful container plant. Provide a well drained soil and filtered sunlight. Fertilize during the summer months to encourage more growth. When plants become too tall for their surrondings, tops can be removed and new shoots will emerge further down the stem of a mature specimen.