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Nolina recurvata, Beaicarmea recurvata/Pony Tail Palm, Elephant-foot Tree,

Nolina recurvata, Beaicarmea recurvata / Nolina recurvata, Beaicarmea recurvata
A large, mature, multi-trunked specimen growing in a southern California botanical garden
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A large, mature, multi-trunked specimen growing in a southern California botanical garden

Very tall specimen growing in a frost-free part of the country

Image of the large clusters of strap-like leaves

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Scientific Name: Nolina recurvata, Beaicarmea recurvata
Common Name: Pony Tail Palm, Elephant-foot Tree,
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
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Comments: Although having the common name and possibly the appearance of a palm this tropical is not a palm but a member of the lily family. It is often grown indoors as a house plant where it seldom grows more than eight to ten feet tall, or outdoors in areas not subject to freezing temperatures. For best results indoors provide direct sunlight and keep the soil moderately moist. Also listed as Nolina recurvata in many references.