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About Beaucarnea Recurvata
Ponytail palm is not a true palm, but a plant with a thick swollen stem (caudex) that stores water and narrow dark green strappy leaves that gently curl toward the ends. It needs bright light and regular watering. They prefer dry winters and do well even with indoor heated air.
Also known as
Ponytail Palm, Ponytail Palm, Nolina recurvata, Elephant Foot Tree and Bottle Palm Tree
How to care for Beaucarnea Recurvata
Beaucarnea Recurvata needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Beaucarnea Recurvata may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Beaucarnea Recurvata after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.