Hello Ponytail Palms; what fun plants you are! I got my 1st, in a 6″ pot standing about 10-12″ tall, when I lived in San Francisco over 20 years ago. Even though it grew painfully slow (the light wasn’t as bright as this plant would have liked) I fell in love with it nonetheless. Here’s what I’ve learned about caring for this unique indoor plant over the years – Ponytail Palm care tips coming your way.
Ponytail Palms, which are also called Beaucarnea recurvata, Elephant’s Foot and Bottle Palm, are actually succulents. This is good to know when it comes to the watering section. My 3-headed beauty grows outdoors here in Tucson but I maintained quite a few of them when I was interior plant technician.
This plant is about as easy care as it gets. They’re the high light version of a Snake Plant!