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About Ponytail Palm
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
Nolina recurvata, Elephant Foot Tree and Bottle Palm Tree
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 located in Portland, Oregon.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 5th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…
February 4th, 2023
Portland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to increase by 55.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2 …
February 7th, 2023
This month, Portland is getting an average of 7.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 17.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of da…
Ponytail Palm may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Portland, Oregon ⛅.
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.