Beaucarnea recurvata was previously known as Nolina recurvata. Its common names are Pony Tail Palm and Elephant’s Foot. Although called a palm, it is in fact a succulent, being a member of the Agave family.
These younger Pony Tail palms with orb shaped tubers look stunning as shelf and desk top plants. They are very easy to care for, making them ideal for almost everyone and an excellent choice for both home and office.
Why so dry? If you notice the palm has limp or browning leaf blades and the trunk is starting to wrinkle up, it is desperate for a drink. Soak in a basin of water for 10 mins.
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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