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Ponytail Palm

Beaucarnea recurvata

$29.95 (10% Off)

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Ponytail Palm Planting Mix

Helps your Ponytail Palm get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)

Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
4-11 patio
9-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-15 ft.

Mature Width:

5-10 ft.



Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Beaucarnea recurvata

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A Unique Indoor Palm That's Hassle-Free

Ponytail Palms are becoming a popular, must-have house plant. Why? For starters, their unique tropical look makes them second to none. The Ponytail is also known as the ‘Elephant Foot Palm’ because it has the shape and texture of an elephant’s foot, as well as attractive gray bark that complements its lush green leaves.

And during summer, hundreds of tiny white blooms grace the stalk above the crown for an eye-catching floral display.

As a container palm, the Ponytail Palm can fit anywhere. Since it only grows to around 3 feet tall indoors, it’s perfect for placing on tables or countertops and in corners, lending an exotic feel to an array of spaces. During the warmer months, Ponytail Palms can be placed outdoors to greet guests with one-of-a-kind beauty.

Because of their diminutive size, they can fit perfectly under utility lines and close to structures, making them the prime palm for any job. And best of all, Ponytail Palms store water in their trunks, drawing on it as needed, leaving you with little to no maintenance. Sit back and relax as your Ponytail Palm thrives during periods of extreme heat and drought or low-light conditions indoors. 

Effortless, exotic and luxe: the Ponytail Palm has it all. Order your own tropical, timelessly coveted house plant today!

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Customer Reviews

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23 Reviews
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7 leaves tore away during the trip
The pony tail is pretty but it got damage during the trip Seven leaves were tore away when I received it.
November 18, 2018
2 months ago
Nice Size but Tips Dry
The ponytail palm was a nice size, but the tips were a bit dry. It seems to be doing well, though. I have it in a pot for now to hopefully give it time to recuperate from the shipping.
October 18, 2018
2 months ago
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It was beautiful and healthy. Without thinking I over watered
and lost all the beautiful green on it. I am 71 years old and had forgotten how to take care of it,This is my very favorite plant. I will reorder on my next payday. Out of 1 to 10 i would rate it at 10. :)
August 28, 2018
4 months ago
Love My Pony Tale
I received my ponytail palm tree in just a couple days shipping and it was in perfect condition (the larger one). I planted it the next day in a 10 gallon pot, used Miracle Grow Potting soil and mixed a small amount of sand in it. Watered well, until drained out the bottom. Watered again a week later. It's grown new leaves and is loving it on my patio! Will bring indoors when it starts getting too cool at night. Thanks FAST GROWING TREES for a beautiful plant!
August 24, 2018
4 months ago
Wonderful inside plant
We are very pleased on how well this inside plant is doing. Read the instructions and it will thrive nicely for its owner.
June 23, 2018
8 months ago
If you want the large you gotta buy the large
I bought and it came pretty much just like the photo depicts. Was a little apprehensive due to previous reviews but rest assured it's fine!
Large Ponytail Palm
Large Ponytail Palm
May 30, 2018
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I was very disappointed in this order I thought the trunks on this plant would be at least 6 to 10 inches tall there like 2 inches tall it looks nothing like the plant in the picture in this email pictures of Bob which is what I thought I was buying
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May 22, 2018
1 year ago
Definitely not the same as the picture! It is in a good location, the leaves are getting fuller, it is just not what I expected. Hopefully in time it will live up to my expectations! If you have any suggestions please let me know1
May 16, 2018
9 months ago
I'm waiting to be happier with ponytail palm!
Smaller than I hoped. Not growing taller in last month. A few fronds but slow. Why does 'Fast Growing Trees' carry slow growing ones?
August 23, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Smaller than expected.
Plant was considerable smaller than the picture.
August 15, 2017
1 year ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Ponytail Palm

Ponytail Palm  Planting Diretions

The Ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) is a slow growing palm that thrives outdoors in USDA growing zones 9-11 but can be grown anywhere as a houseplant or patio plant. A lovely addition to any home or landscape, these easy to grow palms can reach a mature height of 10-15 feet tall and 5-10 feet wide at the canopy when planted in the landscape, but will remain much smaller when planted in containers.

Choosing a location: Ponytail palms will thrive in a variety of conditions, in cooler climates they will like a full sun location, in warmer areas they will prefer some afternoon shade. Ponytail  Palms can tolerate almost any soil type and can be grown in small areas like parking lot islands and  small spaces. They prefer well draining soil and dry conditions, the trunk actually holds water for the plants, so they do not need frequent waterings even if planted in the ground. Choose a sandy, or very well draining location when planting outdoors.

Planting Directions (in ground):
1) After choosing your location, dig a hole that is three times as big around as the container the palm came in (the root ball) and just as deep. If you have a hard clay soil you can dig the hole a little deeper to amend the area more so the roots can establish more easily.
2) Remove the plant from the container and lightly comb the roots to loosen them.
3) Place the plant in the hole so that the top of the root ball is even with the surrounding soil.
4) Backfill the hole with a mixture of 60% native soil and 40% good compost and sand mixture. Tamp the soil to remove air pockets.
5) Water when done but make sure not to saturate the area or leave the palm with standing water.
6) Mulch the planting area when done to conserve moisture and protect the roots from temperature fluctuation.

Planting Directions (potted):
1) Choose a container that is 2 times larger than the one the plant initially arrived in.
2) Use a quality, well draining acidic potting mix such as a palm or citrus mix.
3) Fill the container part way and place the palm in the container so that the soil is just below the top of the container and fill the remainder of the way.
4) Water until it begins to flow through the bottom drainage holes. Let the soil dry out almost completely before watering the plant again. They can can go up to 2 weeks without being watered.
If the plant is not getting enough water, the trunk will begin to shrivel. If it’s getting too much water, the fronds will yellow and the trunk can begin to rot.
5) The Ponytail palm only needs to be re-potted about every 2 years as they are very slow growing.

Watering: Ponytail palms are very drought tolerant whether they are in a container or in the ground. Water them when the soil is almost completely dry, do not allow the roots to sit in water or water to sit in the collection tray after watering.

Pruning: Ponytail palms need very little pruning, just to remove yellow or damaged fronds.

Fertilizing: Young palm trees do not need to be fertilized until after they put out a new spear (about 2 months). After that they will perform best when fertilized with a slow release fertilizer such a 10-5-10 formula in the spring and summer.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Had one years ago. Gave away when moved.
Ralph T on Nov 3, 2018
I like the shape...and it's different from the many palms in my neighbors' yards.
Shirley C on Oct 25, 2018
Had one years ago. Gave away when moved.
Ralph T on Nov 3, 2018
Need tough low maintenance house plant. I had one of these for years, but, had to leave it behind when we moved.
Earl J on Nov 3, 2018
I like the shape...and it's different from the many palms in my neighbors' yards.
Shirley C on Oct 25, 2018
a gift for my niece i have three of them and love how they look, dont loose any leaves and always look so sweet.
judith d on Oct 19, 2018
It is supposed to be one of the easiest plants to care. We'll see...
Monica G on Oct 6, 2018
I chose the ponytail palm because of its regal appearance. It's also a easy to care for plant. It doesn't require much care, water when it's dry about once every other week or when the soil is dry half way down. . DO NOT OVERWATER!! Water is reserved in the bulb of the plant.
If I could, I would have multipal ponytail palms. Actually this will be my 4th ponytail palm and im hoping this one will be the most majestic of all!
Fairy French
Fairy F on Aug 22, 2018
Always wanted a little indoor tree and this one looks good and easy.
Chris C on Aug 8, 2018
Easy to care for/indoor/nice looking Palm that should last a long time.
Gerry D on Jul 7, 2018
Always wanted this plant
Patricia B on May 9, 2018
my favorite house plant
Edward R on May 7, 2018
One of my favorite trees. Extremely easy to grow. Unfortunately, my 6 palms froze while I was traveling. Beautiful and insect resistant
trisha t on Apr 9, 2018
For our home office to add oxygen into the room and for decorations.
Jim M on Apr 1, 2018
Can't say till I receive and examine my purchase!
Leona B on Mar 9, 2018
I chose the ponytail palm because it is my favorite plant. I had one in my office for 25 years until moving to Belgium and it didn't survive the care of a friend.
Celia H on Jul 2, 2017
My mother wants this palm!
Robin M on Jun 7, 2017
Bought daughter one years ago. I wanted one.
Judith M on Mar 19, 2017
It looks really cool and will be a nice addition to my yard
Debbie B on Feb 16, 2017
It looks very beautiful!
fay m on Jan 31, 2017
Looking for a unique indoor plant and this was just perfect
William S on Jan 6, 2017
It looks beautiful
Peter D on Nov 10, 2016
Absoutely beautiful plant and I know this will look beautiful in my home. Cant wait to get it and enjoy!!!!
Margit B on Aug 30, 2016
Love the palm family but live in zone 6. I can bring this in during the winter months.
Deborah G on Aug 8, 2016
Need tough low maintenance house plant. I had one of these for years, but, had to leave it behind when we moved.
Earl J on Nov 3, 2018
a gift for my niece i have three of them and love how they look, dont loose any leaves and always look so sweet.
judith d on Oct 19, 2018
I was gifted a lovely ponytail palm with three seperate trunks. The tree is growing well and appears healthy. Do the trunks split on their own, or can I force more trunks. If so, what procedure should I use? Thanks for any help!
Clarence H on Feb 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: When your Ponytail gets to tall you will need to prune it. Cut it off at the desired height. It will put out several shoots within 2 to 3 inches below the cut. Only let the ones you want grow I allowed only 3. The next time you prune allow only 2 per limb. I have one over 50 years old. I hope this helps. Rick
I see filtered light is ok for inside but how about temperature fluctuation indoor say, 60 degrees at night from warmer during day?
Ellen M on Apr 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These trees are bullet-proof. The bugs don't seem to like them and they store water in their bulging trunk. I don't think you can go wrong. We love ours. They're outside where the temp fluctuates from about 40 up to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
How fast do ponytail palms grow in doors?
Lisa T on Dec 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are a slow growing plant.... I have had them outside and in... the inside ones have barely grown and I have had one five years which I finally repotted and the other I have had about two years and it still is about the same size as when purchased.
How fast do they grow indoors ?
Lisa T on Dec 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have had my ponytail palm only a short time, but it is thriving and growing beautifully.
Can this be used as an inside an apartment plant?
James D on Jul 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! Would be perfect for an apartment.
Is pony tail palms sensitive to frezzing temperature?
Chuchi on Jul 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Pony Tail Palm can be planted outside in growing Zones 9 to 11. It can withstand temperatures to 30 Degrees F. You would have to bring it inside if the temperatures reach lower than that.

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