4.7 out of 5 (29 experiences)
Also known as
Ponytail Palm, Nolina Recurvata, Elephant Foot Tree and Bottle Palm Tree
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My cats is obsessed with it and I am as well. It’s a great plant if you don’t want to have to water it so frequently and looks great almost anywhere especially in a low pot so you can appreciate its …
Meekz is somewhat of an outsider. Never the most popular and often trying to find his way, but never lacking in confidence. He rarely encounters a challenge he can’t overcome with natural ability.
Love this plant! Does great in my apartment lighting since I don’t always have my blinds opened during the day. Occasionally needs a haircut but otherwise it’s a great plant.
You don't have to water this plant often. It seems to have its own personality it's own look! I personally like things that are different and this one sure is!
Favio is that easy going member, beloved by everyone. Easy to get along with, Favio is always a hit and brings consistent effortless joy.
She is easy to take care of and she is so happy with her long leaves!!!
Super easy to take care of and fun to look at
This has been a really fun & easygoing plant.
Easy to care for.
Can’t kill it
How to care for Ponytail Palm
Ponytail Palm 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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Ponytail Palm can tolerate being far from a window and light source.
Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.
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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 Ponytail Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.