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Ponytail Palm

Beaucarnea recurvata


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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.

Course 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
-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- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose

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Growing Zones: Indoors

Growing Zones Indoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-15 ft.

Mature Width:

5-10 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


5 ft.

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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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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
1 year ago
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
over 2 years ago
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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
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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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
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
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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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
Looking good.
Has grown significantly. Looks great.
June 13, 2017
Homosassa, FL
1 year ago
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Such a beautiful pony tail palm!
I like my pony tail palm that I'm about to order another! The one I received is almost two feet tall and consists of three base bulbs.

Delivery was a day or two as promised and the tree was well wrapped.
July 31, 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
Always wanted a little indoor tree and this one looks good and easy.
Chris C on Aug 8, 2018
Always wanted this plant
Patricia B on May 9, 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
Easy to care for/indoor/nice looking Palm that should last a long time.
Gerry D on Jul 7, 2018
my favorite house plant
Edward R on May 7, 2018
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.
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
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.

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