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Plant Info & Care

Pet Friendly No

Can be toxic to pets if ingested.

Care Level Easy

Super easy to care for and perfect for beginners.

Light High

Enjoys full sun or partial shade outside, or bright light inside.

Water Medium

Water well when received, then allow the soil to dry out between waterings.

Humidity Low

Doesn't require high levels of humidity.

Air Quality Great

This plant is great at keeping the air in your space clean. Also grows great outdoors.

Plant Bio

Commonly known as the ponytail palm, the Beaucarnea recurvata species is part of the Asparagaceae family.  It has long, bright green leaves that twirl out of its trunk, resembling its namesake, the ponytail.  It can grow to 10' high outdoors under optimal conditions.

Roots

Native to Central Mexico.

Fun Facts

  • Despite its name and palm-like appearance, the ponytail palm is not a true “palm.” In fact, it is more closely related to desert plants in the Agave and Yucca genera (e.g., Joshua trees).
  • There are 350-year-old Beaucarneas known in Mexico.

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Gorgeous Plant!