Ponytail Palm

Ponytail
Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to full shade
Soil Moisture: Low to medium soil moisture
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Perennial: N/A
 
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 10 – 20 ft.
Mature Spread: 5 – 10 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Hardiness Zone: 8b-11

Ponytail Palm, Beaucarnea recurvata

Another name for the Ponytail palm is the Elephant Foot Tree. This palm comes from Southwestern U.S. and Mexico. Is a succulent tree which is not a palm but in the same family as yuccas. Adapts well in a desert environment. It has a swollen base that stores water for long periods, this is how it resembles an Elephant Foot. Have strap like leaves which droop and are mildly serrated. Also used as a potted house plant. Likes moderate to hot temperatures and does not like the cold.

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