A classic! The ponytail palm has been around for decades and is now more popular than ever. It is easy to see why- its sleek bulb-like trunk and lush, long curly leaves make it visually stunning, and the fact that a ponytail palm is forgiving and easy in its care makes this an ideal houseplant for many people.
Size: HUGE robust plant in 5” pot. Your plant will arrive root bound and that is what they love and want! When potting up, only go to a pot that is no more than 2” larger than the one it is in. Too much fresh soil will stay and leads to root rot.
The ponytail palm is neither a palm nor a tree. In fact, it is a member of the Agave family and is actually a succulent. Other common names for this plant include the bottle palm tree or the elephant foot tree. In the past, it has been classified as either Nolina recurvata or Beaucarnea recurvata, but the latter is now the correct classification of this plant.
Since this plant is a succulent, it grows best in semi-dry conditions. When growing ponytail palm as a houseplant, you should let the soil dry out significantly in between waterings. Perfect for a busy lifestyle!
Because ponytail palms requires dry soil, it is best to let them get root bound before repotting and when you do repot them, use a pot that is only an inch or two wider than the previous pot. If you repot them into a larger pot, they can get too much water at once, which can damage their roots and health.