Ponytail Palm

A Ponytail Palm is not really a palm but a relative of the Yucca plant, a member of the Agave family, and a relative of the Lily Plant. This is is unique succulent, there are no two of these palms that are exactly alike.

A Ponytail Palm grows best in very bright indirect light or full sun. In proper growing conditions, it can reach a height of up to 8ft.

Over- watering is about the only way to kill a Ponytail Palm. Allow the top 50-70% of the soil to dry out before watering. During the warm months you may need to water every 7-14 days; in winter, only every three or four weeks. A Ponytail Palm stores water in its base and is very drought resistant. These plants can get brown leaf dips when they are over or under watered. However, when in doubt, do not water!

Ponytail Palms like warm temperatures above 60°F (15.6°C). They can survive lower temperatures, but don’t grow as well. These plants, unlike other exotic tropical houseplants, like dry hot heat.

A Ponytail Palm needs very little humidity and does well in warm dry air.

If you want to keep a Pony Tail Palm small keep it in a small pot. When you move it to a larger pot, the trunk can expand and the PonyTail Palm grows faster.

Trim the brown ends off the leaves with wet scissors.

A Ponytail Palm is a non- poisonous plant