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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 Tucson, Arizona.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 30th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tucson is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
November 30th, 2022
Tucson is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to decrease by 21.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…
November 29th, 2022
This month, Tucson is getting an average of 10.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayli…
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 maximize the potential for growth..️
Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
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.