Ponytail Palm, or Beaucarnea recurvata, is an easy-care houseplant. This species’ most distinctive feature is its swollen stem base, which may reach two metres in diameter. This is topped by a whorl of thin, green, pendulous leaves that have a graceful arching habit, and which may be up to two metres long. It is a slow growing species, and some examples are known to be over 350 years old. Mature plants can produce a swollen base that can grow up to two metres in diameter. So much moisture can be stored in the tissues of the plant that it can survive for several months without water in the wild. Its unusual shape and wide spread of its canopy means that this plant should be displayed on its own. Like Yuccas and Dracaenas, it can be made to branch by cutting the tip off the plant – whorls of new leaves (which eventually fuse to form the stem or branch) emerge from dormant buds that break once the top is removed.
All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.