Ponytail Palm

Hi Judy

Please can you tell me the name of this plant and how much water should I give in a week?

Thank you for your help,much appreciated.


Hi James,

Green, thin leaves, swollen base Pony Tail Palm

Your plant is called a Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata). Some people call it a Bottle Palm. It is a succulent plant that stores water in its bulbous base, so you should allow the soil to practically dry out before watering the plant. Depending on the location this can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks. Eventually you should separate the bulbs into three small pots or move the three bulbs to a little larger container.  You can read all about a Ponytail Palm in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.