This easy care branched version of Beaucarnea recurvata has a distinctive exotic look. Branches develop from the swollen base and trunk which stores water and looks a little like an elephant's foot, being greyish brown with a wrinkled texture. Long slender leaves curve from the top of the stem like ponytails giving rise to its other common name Pony Tail Palm.
Too wet, pet? Yellowing leaves is a sign that the palm has been watered too much. Allow the soil to almost dry out completely in-between waterings.
Do you need a drink? These palms like storing water in the trunks, so don’t panic if there has been some neglect on your end.
Hide-and-Seek! Pony Tail Palms are susceptible to mealy bugs which hide in the pleats and folds of the plant. Cotton wool is the clue. See our pests guide for help.
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