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.
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 smaller Pony Tail palms with ball shaped trunks look stunning as table 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.
Beaucarnea recurvata - Ball Pony Tail Palm Care & Info Guide
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.
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.
Why so dry? If you notice the palm has limp or browning leaf blades, it is desperate for a drink.
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.