Regrettably, due to the prohibitive costs of Brexit processes, we are no longer able to import this plant from our EU growers and therefore unable to offer this plant for sale in the UK.
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.
Beaucarnea recurvata - Branched Pony Tail Palm Care & Info Guide
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.
The Pony Tail Palm prefers bright, indirect sunlight, however will tolerate some degree of shade. However, your plant is more likely to grow in lighter conditions.
Although the base of the plant is a water store, your Pony-tail Palm will do best when watered thoroughly on a regular basis. The water store will help the plant survive if you forget occasionally!
This Beaucarnea recurvata will thrive in cooler temperatures, therefore normal household conditions will be fine: anything from 5-25°C.
This plant is perfect for low-humidity locations. As a desert-dweller, the Pony Tail Palm thrives in the dry air of heated homes.
Apply a light feed occasionally during the growing season.