Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉)
This plant is perfect for your area!
- Mature Height:
- 3-4 ft Indoors
20 ft. Outdoors
- Mature Width:
- 5-10 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Beaucarnea recurvata
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A Unique Indoor Palm That's Hassle-Free
Why Ponytail Palms?
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 manageable size, they can fit perfectly under utility lines and close to structures, making them the prime palm for any job. And Ponytail Palms store water in their trunks, drawing on it as needed, leaving you with little to no maintenance.
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But the best part of all is that we've planted, grown and shipped your Ponytail Palm with care, right from our nursery. There's no need to visit a big box store to get your favorite plant, or lug around a heavy container in your backseat - now, all you need is just a click away, especially since our Ponytail Palm has been nurtured and is now ready to thrive in your homescape.
Effortless, exotic and luxe: the Ponytail Palm has it all. Order your own tropical, timelessly coveted house plant today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
- Fast Growing Trees
Ponytails are awesome!
Great purchase! A trio of palm trunks sprouting long healthy leaves. Adorable!
Great palms - mistake corrected
I sent ponytail palms to my mother via fast growing trees, but Sago Palms showed up instead. Nice quality Palms, but not what she wanted. The website was great about sending the right palms eventually, which also were nice.
So far so good
Ponytail Palm small
Finally found the right ponytail I’ve been looking for. Shipping was quick. The smaller size is truly small, no trunk. But that’s fine, can tell it’s a healthy little plant. Will order again.
Such a nice sized Palm with tons of Ponytails! After looking for something to go in my home that was cat safe I was thrilled to see the Ponytail Palm was safe. Got one shipped quickly and arrived in awesome shape. It looks great, I’m happy and the cats are happy!
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Ponytail Palms will thrive in a variety of conditions - in cooler climates they will like a full sun location, and in warmer areas they will prefer some afternoon shade. Ponytail Palms can tolerate almost any soil type but prefer well-draining areas.
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. Place the plant in the hole so that the top of the root ball is even with the surrounding soil. Then, back fill, tamp down and water to settle the roots. Mulch the planting area when done to conserve moisture and protect the roots from temperature fluctuation.
For indoors growth, choose a container that is two times larger than the one the plant initially arrived in. 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. Water until it begins to flow through the bottom drainage holes. Let the soil dry out almost completely - they can can go up to two weeks without being watered.
2. 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.
3. Pruning: Simply remove yellow or damaged fronds.
4. Fertilizing: Young trees do not need to be fertilized until after they grow 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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code JAN99!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|