Beaucarnea recurvata, Ponytail Palm

(87 customer reviews)

This item ships in a black grower pot.

Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships November 5th - November 12th.
$ 30.00

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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

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains 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

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Other Common Names

Nolina Recurvata, Elephant’s Foot Palm

An Easy to Grow  Accent Palm

Also known as the Ponytail Palm, the Beaucarnea Recurvata is generally used as a houseplant, though it can also be used for landscaping in outdoor areas. It’s very particular in the zones that it thrives in, doing best in zones 10 and 11. The Ponytail Palm is native to southeastern Mexico.

This Beaucarnea Recurvata is a highly drought resistant plant that does well in full sun, growing very slowly no matter how much water or support it’s given. The Ponytail Palm is also known as “Elephant’s Foot”, due to the trunk resembling that of an elephant’s foot with a wider base and a narrowed trunk as it gets taller. The Ponytail Palm is actually not a palm at all and is considered a succulent because it’s trunk holds water.

You’ll find tufts of leaves growing off this tree with ends that may sometimes look like hair, hence the name “Ponytail”. The Ponytail Palm makes a great house or patio plant and can be kept in a container. With 10 different species out there, this tree doesn’t do well with extreme cold temperatures and must be kept brought indoor during those times. It also requires all of its roots to stay intact if you decide to replant or move it anywhere else.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a, 11b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Mature Height

6 ft – 8 ft


6 ft – 8 ft

87 reviews for Beaucarnea recurvata, Ponytail Palm

  1. Patrick (verified owner)

    Love it! Arrived in perfect condition.

  2. Patricia (verified owner)

    Perfect! Arrived promptly and in excellent condition. Plant came just as pictured. It is doing well. I plan to order again. So glad I found you!

  3. Sarah (verified owner)

  4. Ray (verified owner)

    Healthy plant. Packaged well

  5. Sandra C. (verified owner)

    All plants arrived well protected for shipment, they are so healthy and thriving!!! I will buy from this seller again. I can’t believe how beautiful my plants are, how healthy they are! Incredible Customer Service also.

  6. Mary D. (verified owner)

    The ponytail plant is absolutely beautiful and bigger than expected. It was in perfect shape when I received it. Will be ordering more.

  7. Robert Grier (verified owner)

  8. Shirley C. (verified owner)

  9. Anita (verified owner)

    When I opened the box I was stunned, the plant was big and absolutely beautiful! Packaging kept it perfectly intact, not one broken leaf. I’ll definitely be back for more from PlantVine. Highly recommend them.

  10. Sandra R. (verified owner)

    My plant arrived as ordered and it’s doing lovely. Thank you

  11. Linda Lee (verified owner)

    My beautiful, full, healthy Ponytail Palm came completely undamaged and arrived quickly once the weather warmed up enough for it to travel. Wonderful experience with Plant Vine, start to delivery.

  12. Carole Barron (verified owner)

    arrived this morning. Looks healthy and welll cared for

  13. Bruce Sheffler (verified owner)

    Good condition

  14. Amy L (verified owner)

    This plant is SO COOL! Very pleased. Much larger than expected. Very healthy. Shipped well.

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plant was a gift and it was very well received. Prompt delivery. Thank you!

  16. John W. (verified owner)

    Palm arrived well-packed and in excellent condition. PlantVine team took care to time shipment during warmer winter days. Great experience!

  17. Michael Simons (verified owner)

    My favorite and should everyone else’s favorite. The best plants in the world

  18. Salimah M. (verified owner)

    This was my fistt time ordering so l was nervous. My very large Ponytail palm arrived in great condition. You can tail that it was shipped with care and concern. I will definitely be a repeat customer and refer your company to my family and friends.

  19. Karissa (verified owner)

    My ponytail palm is beautiful! It arrived carefully packed and larger than anticipated! I wanted a low light plant for my bedside table and the ponytail palm is perfect!

  20. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I Received my plant in great condition . I love the way this plant looks sitting on my end table. I can’t wait for him flourish.

  21. Gail K. (verified owner)

    Love this plant – purchased a second for my mom and she loves it also

  22. Mae Davis (verified owner)

    Arrived beautiful and remains the same.

  23. Alexandra (verified owner)

    I was nervous about the plants shipping across the country -I’m in Arizona. However, they arrived in great shape! They were packed well with cellophane and damp paper to keep moisture in the soil and totally secured in the box. I had another order arrive this week from a different online plant shop in California, and these plants from Plantvine are much healthier and despite their longer journey to reach me. I would definitely recommend! Great quality!

  24. Janina C. (verified owner)

    Smaller than expected but the plants are otherwise beautiful and arrived very well packed and in great condition.

  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Unbelievable……….more than I ever expected.
    2 gorgeous and healthy plants/ trees.
    Doing well and hopefully happy with me.
    I am very impressed with the quality and beauty.
    Thank you!❤❤❤

  26. Nathaniel Forbes – Letisha Azizah (verified owner)

  27. Mary (verified owner)

    This plant is SO nice!!! It’s in great condition and adds so much life to the room! I bought it as a gift & I can’t wait to give it to my friend! I know she will love it as well.

  28. Nita (verified owner)

  29. Jean Reid (verified owner)

    The ponytail palm is beautiful

  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Walter arrived in good condition and he is doing well. Great addition to my patio!

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Why others chose the Beaucarnea recurvata, Ponytail Palm

My friend had one and I fell in love


Unique & pet friendly

Perky little plant that needs little care

It made me smile

Pet friendly

Ought one for myself and love it. Getting one for my mom now.

Liked the look and it does well in lower light

Looking for a palm, common houseplant and I wanted to put it on my end table. I needed something not too big.

gifts to loved ones

Different kind of plant excited to see it!!!

Sister’s died after 30 years and she loved it

My favorite plant - and my cat’s, too. Getting a second one now. Puts a smile on my face everyday!

It’s good in shade and safe for cats!

To place around a homemade pond.

We love you

Looking for an easy to care for indoor tree.

Looking for an easy to care for indoor tree.

Looking for an easy to care for indoor tree.

Best Company Ever! Best Plants! And Truly the best Customer Service!

pet friendly

Love the look and easy care.

Easy low maintenance

I am looking for a tropical looking plants that is easy to carre for.

Liked the way it looks

New addition to my little collection!

I have not been able to find any in store, though the price was great!

I have another plant similar to this one and I really like it.

I love this plant

I love this plant

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2 years 2 months ago

I had one years ago and fed it water off crushed egg shells. it went nuts and got too big for my house. loved it!!