Ponytail Palm: Identification and Care
Can you please tell me the name and care requirements for this plant?
How to Care for a Ponytail Palm
Your plant is a Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata). A Ponytail Palm is not really a palm. It is a relative of the Yucca plant, a member of the Agave family, and closely related to the Lily Plant. A Ponytail Palm, sometimes referred to as a Bottle Palm or Elephant Foot, is a slow growing very different looking plant that thrives on neglect.
Quick Care Tips
Place a Ponytail Palm in bright light,
Over- watering is about the only way to kill a Ponytail Palm
Warm temperatures above 60°F
Watch out for mealy bugs and scale
Keeping the plant in a small pot limits the size of a Ponytail Palm
You can read all of my care tips for a Ponytail Palm in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.