Description for Pony Tail Palm, Beaucarnea Recurvata
There are 10 different species of this plant, according to the Institute of Ecology in Xalapa, state of Veracruz, which runs the JardÃn BotÃ¡nico Francisco Javier Clavijero botanical garden, where over 400 Beaucarneas are exhibited and more are grown in greenhouses for conservation purposes, in the ColecciÃ³n Nacional de Beaucarneas (Beaucarneas National Collection).
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Elephants foot||Creamy white||Seasonal bloomer||6 to 8 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
|Full sun||Well drained||Dry to medium||65 to 75 degrees F||–|
Caring for Pony Tail Palm
- Recurvata is often grown as a houseplant or outdoor plant in temperate climate gardens. It is hardy to âˆ’5 degrees C and grows in full sun to light shade. It needs a proper soil mix to drain when watered, and must never be over-watered or mudded, as this will foster pests like the mealybug and cochineal insect. It cannot resist cold temperatures so it must be an indoor plant in countries with strong winters. When repotted it must keep all its roots. To maintain its original shape, the ends of its leaves should not be snipped. It is very slow-growing and drought-tolerant.
Typical uses of Pony Tail Palm