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Ponytail Palm, Beaucarnea Recurvata (Caudex)


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An unusual looking member of the Asparagaceae family. As you’ve probably guessed from the name it is a relative of that vegetable you pay way too much for at fancy restaurants, yep Asparagus!

Ponytail Palms are native to eastern Mexico. They are popular because of their mess of droopy leaves that somewhat resemble a pony tail, hence their common name. They also produce a large water storage bulb, also known as a caudex, at the base of their trunk making them super easy to care for!


Water when the top 2-3cm of soil in the pot dries out through the warmer months. In winter water once a month or less. Overwatering is about the only way to kill these lovely ladies. 


These will happily grow in full sun, so when growing them indoors they need lots of bright light. Close to a north facing window is great so they get strong light for most of the day.

Managing growth

They are currently about 50cm tall with a caudex (bulb) of approximately 7cm across. If grown indoors they are likely to reach a maximum of 1.2m. If planted in the garden they may grow to about 3m.

Greeting your Ponytail palm

These plants are shipped in a 1.5L nursery pot that is wrapped in a calico bag to keep the soil in during transport. They will fit any pot from our Classic Pot Range.