Red Ponytail Palm

(3 customer reviews)
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Ships March 8th - March 15th.
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3-in-1 Moisture Meter

Take the guesswork out of watering and light. Quickly and easily determine your plants water and light levels, along with pH value.

  • No batteries required
  • Easy to read moisture, light, and pH levels with large dial.
  • Perfect for Indoor or Outdoor Plants.
  • How to Use: Simply insert moisture meter 3-4 inches into the soil, toggle switch to test moisture, light, or pH level you would like to measure.
  • Designed only for testing soil. Please be sure to not touch stone or hard rock soil.
  • ***Please note that pH test value cannot be applied to any other liquid than water.

Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Beaucarnea guatemalensis

Common Names: Red Ponytail Palm, Guatemala Ponytail Palm

Overview: The Beaucarnea guatemalensis, commonly known as the Guatemalan Ponytail Palm, is a striking and rare houseplant that brings a touch of exotic elegance to any indoor space. Native to the arid regions of Guatemala, this plant boasts a distinctive, swollen base and a cascade of long, slender leaves that gracefully flow from its top, resembling a ponytail. The base, which serves as a water reservoir, allows the plant to withstand periods of drought, making it an ideal choice for busy or forgetful plant owners.

Our “Tree” Ponytail Palms come in a long neck, while our “Bush” Ponytails Palms come in a short neck.


Caring for your Ponytail Palm

In addition to its visual appeal, the Ponytail Palm’s low-maintenance requirements make it an ideal choice for busy homeowners or those new to gardening. Here’s an in-depth guide to caring for this unique and charming plant.


Place your Ponytail Palm in a bright room where it can receive plenty of indirect sunlight. A south or west-facing window with filtered light through a sheer curtain is perfect. It can also tolerate lower light levels but may grow more slowly. If you live in a warm climate, the Ponytail Palm can be grown outdoors. Select a spot that receives full to partial sun for the best growth.


Ponytail Palms prefer well-draining soil to prevent root rot. You can use a cactus or succulent mix, or create your own by mixing standard potting soil with sand or perlite. If planting in a container, choose one with drainage holes to allow excess water to escape. A larger pot will encourage more significant growth, while a smaller one will restrict the plant’s size.


The Ponytail Palm’s thick trunk stores water, allowing the plant to withstand periods of drought. It is more susceptible to overwatering than underwatering. During the growing season (spring and summer), water thoroughly when the top 1-2 inches of soil feel dry. In fall and winter, reduce watering to once a month or less.

Outdoor Ponytail Palms generally need more frequent watering, especially in hot weather. However, allow the soil to dry out between watering sessions, and reduce watering in cooler months.

Humidity is typically not a concern for Ponytail Palms, but if the indoor air is exceptionally dry, the occasional misting can be beneficial.


During the growing season, a balanced liquid fertilizer (such as 10-10-10) can be applied every 4-6 weeks. Dilute it to half the recommended strength to prevent over-fertilizing. Avoid fertilizing during the dormant winter months.


Pruning is not usually necessary, but you may trim any dead or yellowing leaves using clean, sharp scissors. If the plant becomes too tall or unruly, you can also trim the top, but be aware that this will likely cause the loss of the “ponytail” appearance.

Pests and Diseases

Ponytail Palms are relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, overwatering can lead to root rot, so proper watering techniques are crucial. Occasionally, spider mites or mealybugs may infest the plant. Treat with insecticidal soap or neem oil if needed.


Propagation can be done through seeds or by removing and planting offsets, which are the smaller plants that grow at the base of the mother plant. While propagation by seeds is possible, it is a slow process, and using offsets is typically more successful.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Mature Height

8 ft – 15 ft


3 ft – 6 ft

3 reviews for Red Ponytail Palm

  1. Sandra Bowman (verified owner)


  2. Ivanka Tolan (verified owner)

    The ponytail palm I received looks fantastic. I offered the extra large and it it is exactly what I expected. A big, healthy tree with green, abundant leaves that look like a cascade of curls. So very happy!

  3. Michael Simons (verified owner)

    Best plants in the world. Every plant comes nicer than the last

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