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Ponytail Palm

Beaucarnea recurvata

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Growing Zones: 4-8 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)

Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-15 ft.

Mature Width:

5-10 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


5 ft.

Growth Rate:


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Botanical Name:

Beaucarnea recurvata

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The Low Maintenance, Unique, Indoor Palm

Ponytail Palms are becoming the popular choice for houseplants because they have a unique tropical look that other palm varieties don’t. Ponytail Palms or ‘Bottle Palms’ have trunks wider at the bottom that lead up to a narrow crown that’s filled with long hair like leaves that grow upwards and arch over, often sweeping to the ground. 

The Ponytail Palm is often referred to as the ‘Elephant Foot Palm’ because it has the shape and texture of an elephant’s foot as well has attractive grey bark that compliments its lush green leaves.  Then in the summer hundreds of tiny white flowers bloom on a stalk above the crown for an eye catching floral display.

As a container palm the Ponytail Palm can fit anywhere. By only growing to about three feet tall indoors it’s perfect for placing on tables or counter tops and in corners to give any space a tropical feel. 

During the warmer months Ponytail Palms can be placed outdoors to liven up porches and patios, and also look great as potted trees for framing entryways. They’ll love greeting your guests with their exotic beauty.

If planted in growing zones 9 – 11 outdoors they can grow up to 15 feet tall to fit perfectly in the landscape to accent gardens or while being used as foundation plantings. They can fit perfectly under utility lines and close to structures, making them the perfect palm for any job.

Ponytail Palms store water in their trunks and act as succulents by drawing on water when they need it, leaving you with little to no maintenance. Sit back and relax as your Pony Tail Palm thrives during periods of extreme heat and drought or low light conditions indoors. 

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Customer Reviews

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Great plant
The people at fast growing trees are great to order from. The ponytail palm came well packed and in great shape. It was nicer then I expected from on line. I will be ordering from them again.
May 29, 2016
27028, NC
Growing Zone:
Nice but smaller than expected.
It was in beautiful condition and delivery was great.
However, I expected a larger pony tail. Your photo of it is very deceptive as it appears very large.
July 27, 2016
Boulder, CO
1 year ago
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The pony tail palm that I ordered arrived quickly and was very healthy. Right now it is enjoying the sun and liking great! Thanks!!!!
July 22, 2016
Abingdon, VA
1 year ago
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very pretty
It's on our front porch and looks very good. If winter gets too cold, I'll bring it inside, but with the climate change and all our weather is much more temperate here in Oregon now than it was 10-15 years ago.

I haven't had it long enough to watch its growth rate or hardiness.
October 23, 2016
1 year ago
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Adds beautiful dimension to my decor.
This unusual and beautiful plant is a conversation piece in my home among my decor.
December 10, 2016
1 year ago
Misleading images. Call customer service before you order.
The image of the ponytail palm is misleading. The tree I received is significantly smaller (no trunk at all). I have enclosed a photo of the tree I received. I called customer service and the gentleman (Elvis) pointed me to the disclaimer under the tree that states "*images shown are of mature plants." I then asked for the customer agent to define "mature plants." Is a mature ponytail palm 4 feet, 5 feet, 10 feet.....? How old is a mature tree? Fast-Growing Trees, fix your marketing.
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August 11, 2017
3 months ago
Happy with mine.
Though I did not get mine from fast growing trees. I am happy with the ones I own. They are very young but hardy. Despite their small size. They sit on top of my fish tank canopy and look very nice with my orchids I think. As they grow so slowly I should be able to keep them there for a few years before they get to big and heavy and have to be moved to the floor.
March 25, 2017
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Arrived in so-so condition
Plant in 3 gal container was mounted in shipping box via a strong cable tie which was attached very tightly. Many fronds were damaged and fell off at the point of attachment when the plant was unpacked. Fronds still continue to fall off.
September 26, 2016
Arlington, MA
1 year ago
Ponytail palm
I love this plant, I ordered the largest they sell and it is large! The one I received is 3 large ponytail plants in one pot and it is so healthy and beautiful, it arrived package very well and when I called to ask some additional questions, they were so helpful and gave some great advise. I have ordered numerous trees and plants from Fast Growing Trees and have been happy with all of my purchases.
July 13, 2017
5 months ago
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Looking good.
Has grown significantly. Looks great.
June 13, 2017
Homosassa, FL
8 months ago
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Planting & Care

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

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Ponytail Palm .

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Ponytail Palm gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Ponytail Palm again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
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
Bought daughter one years ago. I wanted one.
Judith M on Mar 19, 2017
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
My mother wants this palm!
Robin M on Jun 7, 2017
It looks really cool and will be a nice addition to my yard
Debbie B on Feb 16, 2017
What is the average height at time of shipping?
RPDPC on Jul 9, 2017
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: Should be no problem, I move mine outdoors in spring and the temp dips down into the 50's and it's just fine. It does not need much. However, watch out for scales in the base of the leaves and treat with neem.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Does this come as a single trunk?
S Jill on Oct 10, 2017
Hallo can you ship also to Europe The Czech Republic?
Tomi T on Sep 17, 2017

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