Ponytail Palm (Elephants Foot)

Ponytail Palm

Beaucarnea recurvata
Native to: Eastern Mexico
Type: evergreen perennial

Adaptive Features:

  • Expanded base allows for water storage, suitable for sandy soil.

Interesting facts:

  • Not a true palm. Named ponytail palm for it’s strap-like leaves that droop down from the top of the plant.
  • Produces clusters of flowers (see picture). These flowers can become very large, although are rarely seen in captivity.

Look For

  • Expanded base for water storage
  • Strap-like drooping leaves
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