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.
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Everything about our purchase was amazing. Very quick shipping and packaging quality was on point.
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Sheila B. (verified owner) –
This was a gift for my nephew in New York he was VERY pleased!
Carol Vanderstelt (verified owner) –
Love it and it arrived in great concition.
Anonymous (verified owner) –
The plant is lush and beautiful. We are very happy with it.
Carol B. (verified owner) –
Beautiful ponytail palm. Healthy’
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Hannah M. (verified owner) –
Very healthy and fun plant!
Irene DeLorenzo (verified owner) –
Beautiful & arrived in perfect condition 💜
Sharon (verified owner) –
Beautiful and healthy!
Yamaris Calvo (verified owner) –
A very cute and adorable I’m happy thank you for all my plants
Gary S. (verified owner) –
Right price for the size. Received healthy.
Emah B. (verified owner) –
Plant arrived safe and undamaged. It is absolutely beautiful!
Susan Morris (verified owner) –
All the plants I ordered are fabulous. Very healthy, packed very well. They are a great size.
Susan L. (verified owner) –
All the plants arrived beautiful and lush and much larger than I expected. In fact, I had to get larger decorative planters.
Amy J. (verified owner) –
It is excellent! Thank you
Esperanza Campos (verified owner) –
Love my plant babies!!!!!! They were packed with care and made it safely to my home. I say this because I’ve purchased plants online and it didn’t go as well. Plantvine sent beautiful HEALTHY plants that are ready to flourish.
Jacqueline (verified owner) –
The ponytail palm came well wrapped and is a luscious beautiful plant.
Anonymous (verified owner) –
Plant was in great condition when it arrived!
Gina C. (verified owner) –
My ponytail is gorgeous. I was afraid it wouldn’t be because I’m in Arizona, but no. I love it!!!
Sharon S. (verified owner) –
Omg!!! I am in love with this plant!!!! It is larger than I expected and so full. Definitely need to repot asap because the roots are coming out of the bottom. Just can’t believe the beauty of this plant. I would definitely buy another one of these beautys!!
Linda (verified owner) –
Plant is very healthy and looks great
Paula (verified owner) –
Beautiful & healthy, love it! Would order again.
Sheldon J Lam (verified owner) –
Came in great condition and the large size is so big and full. Love it.
Patrick (verified owner) –
Love it! Arrived in perfect condition.
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!
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Ray (verified owner) –
Healthy plant. Packaged well
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.