4.6 out of 5 (115 experiences)
Also known as
Ponytail Palm, Nolina Recurvata, Elephant Foot Tree and Bottle Palm Tree
What other plant parents say
you’ll be able to tell if you need to water less/more based on the color of the leaves ends. if they become like crispy and brown after a period of forgetting to water, water more. same thing but aft…
i’ve only had my ponytail palm for about a week, but based off what i’ve read, these guys are HARDY. they can go for long periods without water with no problem, making them great for people who may t…
I have only had this plant a few days but I think it may be a favorite. When I received it it was larger than expected. All you need to do is occasionally trim the brown leaves. Browning of leaves is…
This plant is a little fickle when you first buy it! It’s easy to tell when the plant needs more/less watering. I would suggest checking the leaves every day for browning. This plant is definitely fo…
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 …
This plant is a survivor (large trunk holds water for those who forget), care is simple, grown wonderfully, great for a starter plant to the expert plant person. And it’s endangered so it’s a plus f…
As long as you take it super-easy on the water, this is a great addition to the indoor garden. Seems to thrive on (just a little!) bit of neglect. I do not have a green thumb and it’s still alive. Th…
This plant may be a sluggish grower, but it’s one of the hardest plants to kill. It can survive without water for ages, doesn’t need drainage, can live in low light and it hasn’t had a single pest pr…
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.
This ponytail palm was a plant my hub wanted , I have various little plants by my kitchen bay window, he felt I needed it. It’s a unique plant and my first time caring for it . So we will see.
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.