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Beaucarnea recurvata

Ponytale Plant

Bottle Palm
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Beaucarnea recurvata
Principal Common Name Ponytale Plant
Common Name(s) Bottle Palm
Synonym Nolina recurvata
Description The ponytail is a weird palm-like succulent with a greatly expanded base and a single trunk with a rosette of long, strap-like leaves that arch and droop. The trunk eventually develops a few branches. Ponytail can get up to 30 ft tall and the base up to 12 ft across, but houseplants generally remain less than 6-8 ft tall. The leaves are thin and flat, up to 6 ft long and only 1 in wide.
General Comments Hardy to 23°F
Nativity Southeastern Mexico
Height Range 8 - 30 FT
Spread Range 0 - 12 FT
Flower Showy N
Sunset Zones 11 : 13 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24 : 25 : 26 : 27
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Strap-like
Form Small Tree : Succulent
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Flower Time
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Dry : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Container Plant : Drought tolerant : Trunk

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