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Description

A popular palm lookalike, the Ponytail Palm is usually sold as a small pot plant.  Older plants can grow remarkable large.

 

Origin

Eastern Mexico.

 

Form and size

Solitary, often branching with age.  Eventually to over 3m (8m in the right climate) with a massive, swollen base.  Not a palm but a member of the lily family.

 

Preferred habitat

Outdoors in full sun.  Grows well in most coastal and temperate areas of the North Island.

Growth rate

 Slow

Outdoors

  Yes

Indoors

  Yes (well-lit position)

Wind

  Good tolerance

Sea winds

  Good tolerance

Sun

  Excellent tolerance

Dryness

  Excellent tolerance

Frost

  Light frost only

Beaucarnea recurvata

Ponytail Palm

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