Ponytail Palm

(120 customer reviews)
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Ships February 23rd - March 1st.
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$ 35.00
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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

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

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 recurvata, Nolina recurvata (fmr.)

Common Names: Ponytail Palm, Elephant’s Foot Palm

Overview: Meet the Ponytail Palm, a delightful indoor plant that’s neither a true palm nor a tree but an intriguing member of the Agave family. Its sleek, bulbous trunk stores water, while the long, thin, cascading leaves flow from the top, creating a whimsical appearance resembling a ponytail.

This drought-tolerant plant is perfect for those with a busy lifestyle or a tendency to forget watering. Thriving in bright light, the Ponytail Palm can grow up to 3 feet indoors, becoming a statement piece in your living room or office. Low-maintenance and robust, it’s an ideal choice for both seasoned gardeners and beginners.

This item ships in a black grower pot.


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.

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, 11a, 11b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Mature Height

6 ft – 8 ft


6 ft – 8 ft

120 reviews for Ponytail Palm

  1. Laura Wickham (verified owner)

  2. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful, arrived fast and in perfect condition.

  3. bunny rosen (verified owner)

    Love our ponytail palm

  4. Kim D. (verified owner)

    Plants arrived quickly, in excellent condition. I wasn’t ready to be responsible for a Ponytail Palm. A quick email asking if she could be saved, told probably not, and just as quickly another plant arrived and is beautiful. Care tips were given and I’m better prepared this time. Thank you PlantVine.

  5. Theresa U. (verified owner)

    Came very well packed and in great shape. Have ordered a few items from PV. BTW my Pink princess is doing great and the two spider plants🪴

  6. Ruth S. (verified owner)

  7. gypsy l. (verified owner)

    You guys always deliver perfection nothing’s changed 😁

  8. Andrea D. (verified owner)

    Everything was great! My only request would be an option to send as a gift. I couldn’t find a way to let my friend know it was a gift and it was from me. She loves the ponytail palm, though! Thanks!

  9. Cami S. (verified owner)

    Everything about our purchase was amazing. Very quick shipping and packaging quality was on point.

  10. Nikki (verified owner)

  11. Sheila B. (verified owner)

    This was a gift for my nephew in New York he was VERY pleased!

  12. Carol Vanderstelt (verified owner)

    Love it and it arrived in great concition.

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The plant is lush and beautiful. We are very happy with it.

  14. Carol B. (verified owner)

    Beautiful ponytail palm. Healthy’

  15. Viktor F. (verified owner)

  16. Joanne H. (verified owner)

  17. Hannah M. (verified owner)

    Very healthy and fun plant!

  18. Irene DeLorenzo (verified owner)

    Beautiful & arrived in perfect condition 💜

  19. Sharon (verified owner)

    Beautiful and healthy!

  20. Yamaris Calvo (verified owner)

    A very cute and adorable I’m happy thank you for all my plants

  21. Gary S. (verified owner)

    Right price for the size. Received healthy.

  22. Emah B. (verified owner)

    Plant arrived safe and undamaged. It is absolutely beautiful!

  23. Susan Morris (verified owner)

    All the plants I ordered are fabulous. Very healthy, packed very well. They are a great size.

  24. 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.

  25. Amy J. (verified owner)

    It is excellent! Thank you

  26. 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.

  27. Jacqueline (verified owner)

    The ponytail palm came well wrapped and is a luscious beautiful plant.

  28. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plant was in great condition when it arrived!

  29. 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!!!

  30. 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!!

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Why others chose the 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.

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

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!

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