Ponytail Palm

Beaucarnea recurvata  • 

Photo: Ponytail Palm

General description

It is an evergreen perennial growing to 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) with a noticeable expanded caudex, for the purpose of storing water. The single palm-like stem produces terminal tufts of strap-shaped, recurved leathery leaves with occasional panicles of small white flowers.

They can reach heights of 20 feet with the right conditions and they love the bright light. These plants are not really palms though, they are a member of the lily family but look more like palms. They are easy to care for and drought resistant for those of us who tend to forget to water our plants. You can give your home or office a touch of the tropics by adding a Ponytail Palm to your indoor landscape.



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