Ponytail Palm Care

The ponytail palm, not actually a palm or a tree has become a popular houseplant in recent years, in part because of its ease to care for.

 

Sleek, with its bulb-like trunk and lush, long curly leaves make it one of the most visually appealing houseplants.

 

As a member of the Agave family it is actually a succulent. Other common names for this plant include the bottle palm tree or the elephant foot tree.

PONYTAIL PALM CARE

Growing ponytail palms in the home is easy. While it requires bright light, it is forgiving in nature and will be okay in less light half the year and  bright light conditions the other half the year.

 

The ponytail palm, as a  succulent, grows best in semi-dry conditions. When growing ponytail palm as a houseplant, you should let the soil dry out significantly in between waterings.

 

This plant prefers to be root bound before repotting. Avoid pots that are too large. 

 

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