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Ponytail Palm Houseplant

  • - Pet Safe: Yes
  • - Care Level: Low
  • - Space Required: 6 feet
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: North, East, South or West facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Ponytail Palm Houseplant
Plant Features

The Ponytail Palm, scientifically known as Beaucarnea recurvata, is not a true palm but a member of the Agave family. This plant is characterized by its thick, woody trunk and long, curly leaves that cascade from the top like a ponytail, hence its name. The trunk serves as a water reservoir, making the plant particularly drought-tolerant and easy to care for. It's a slow-growing plant that can bring a touch of the tropics to any indoor setting.

When troubleshooting, brown leaf tips is often a sign of dry indoor air or infrequent watering. While drought-tolerant, the Ponytail Palm still benefits from occasional watering. If the base is rotting or leaves are drooping, this can indicate overwatering. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings, and ensure the pot has good drainage. If the plant isn't growing, it might need more light or be root-bound. Consider moving it to a brighter location or repotting it into a larger container. Spider mites and mealybugs can occasionally infest the plant. Regularly check and treat with insecticidal soap or neem oil if needed.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Direct, Bright - within 1' of a window
Watering Needs Only after the top 2 inches of soil is dry
Fertilizer Every other week
Humidity Level Low (mist weekly)
Temperature 65-75 F
Care Level No Thumb (plants will tolerate neglect)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 4-6 feet
Mature Spread 3-6 feet
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Green
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly Yes

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