Beaucarnea recurvata, the elephant's foot or ponytail palm, is a species of plant in the familyAsparagaceae. The species was native to numerous states of eastern Mexico but is now confined to the state of Veracruz. Despite its common name, it is not closely related to the true palms (Arecaceae). It has become popular in Europe and worldwide as an ornamental plant. There are even some 350-year-old Beaucarneas registered in Mexico.
This plant grows to about 4 metres tall although they can be trimmed to prevent them growing taller and will form branches. If they are kept in small pots this will restrict their growth. When these plants mature in age and size they make a great feature plant Also suitable for outdoor use make great container specimens for balconies and courtyards.
Will tolerate dry hot and sunny positions and should be placed in a very well lit spot inside.
How often should I fertilize my plant?
- In general, house plants will thrive when they are fertilized spring through fall. Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer, following the package instructions for dilution and administration.
- We recommend : Plant Runner & We the Wild for a long lasting lush life.
Size refers to pot size, plant size may vary.
Decorative pots not included.
Plant varieties and quantities in store are dependent on market prices and availability.
We try to keep good availability of these plants at all times – however we only buy what looks good, strong and healthy when we go out shopping to our growers.
This ensures plants are healthy and robust when they come to live with you.
We keep a range of plants in store that we know will perform for you, whatever your space, but please be patient with us if we don’t have everything in stock all of the time!