Looking for something out of the ordinary? Look no further. With its unique otherworld appearance, the Ponytail Palm is the perfect conversation starter.
Originating from Mexico the thick bulbous stem is designed to survive hot dry conditions with very little water. If you forget to water your plants often, consider this guy your new roommate. The long grass-like leaves cascade over and twist.
Grow Pot Size: 2", 3", 4”, 6" and 10”
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 10-40” depending on pot size.
Plant Care Level: Easy
It is absolutely perfect for those who love going on long vacations or struggle with remembering to water their plants. The thick bulbous stem is designed to hold water in case of drought!
Ponytail Palm Care Tips
How to care for information:
- Overwatering will cause root rot and the new growth will turn brown.
- It can tolerate bright light conditions with 4 hours of direct sunlight.
- Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
- Remove yellowing older leaves by firmly grasping the leaf base and gently tugging. Use a microfiber towel on the leaves to remove dust.
The Ponytail Palm Story
Where is it from?
Originating from Mexico.
Who is the Ponytail Palm?
The Ponytail Palm received its name from its lovely, wild nature! It really does look like a pony’s tail. Ensure you are providing this beautiful plant with bright light. It can reach up to 30 feet.
Good For You!
Sleep? The palm is a wonderful addition to your bedroom! It attributes to a calm, relaxing desert vibe.
Breath? Palms are known for their air-purifying properties.
Is the Ponytail Palm the right plant for me?
Thankfully, the Ponytail Palm doesn’t require a lot of love. It’s designed to withstand droughts and extremely hot temperatures. We love it because it can tolerate direct sunlight! A perfect plant to place outside during the warmer months or in a window that receives direct sunlight. We do recommend letting the soil dry out completely in between watering as the majority of Ponytail Palm deaths include overwatering.
Pet Friendly: The palm is pet-friendly! Although curious animals sometimes like to chew on the leaves.
Location Suggestions: Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom