Ponytail Palm
Beaucarnea recurvata

Yeah, with the good hair. These locks can grow up to three feet indoors, and more than ten feet outdoors. Don't let her common name fool you—she's not a palm at all. She's actually a succulent within the agave family and thrives in similar high light, infrequent watering conditions.

Sunlight:Direct sun or bright, filtered light.

Water:Once every two weeks; it likes to dry out completely.

Pets:Safe for pets.

Easy:Lower maintenance than your HBO subscription.

Newbies:Great for new plant parents.

Pro-tip: They are susceptible to root rot, so don't overwater them. 12oz of water every two weeks is good.


Native to Mexico, ponytail palms have been known to reach up to 30 feet in height and 10 feet in leaf length. This plant is sometimes referred to as an elephant foot palm because of this.

Its bulbous trunk is used to store water, and its long, hair-like leaves look like a ponytail, giving it its more well-known common name. Treat these ones like succulents or cacti—bright light or direct sun and infrequent waterings.

Medium: Around 15 inches tall with a container width of 6 inches.

Sizes will vary.

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