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.
Height & Growth Rate
Pony Tail Palms are very slow growing plants. Over time, this plant will typically reach an indoor maximum height of around 2.5 metres.
Beaucarnea recurvata are non-toxic plants, and are safe to keep around small children and pets.
Palms clean and improve air quality by filtering formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide toxins from the surrounding environment.
Beaucarnea recurvata is native to Mexico and Texas, USA.