About Ponytail Palm
The ponytail plant is a cute, low-maintenance tropical plant that most people have success growing. An air purifier that adds greenery to your living space, they have a very distinct look to them. A ponytail palm has a fairly thick and stumpy bulbous trunk at the base of the plant that tapers toward the top into a much thinner stem.
This plant is relatively slow-growing when grown inside and can live for decades if given the right growing environment.
Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) in the Asparagaceae family.
Despite its name, the ponytail palm is not a true palm tree (Arecaceae family).
The ponytail palm is an evergreen perennial, which means it is a small shrub or tree that holds its green leaves year-round.
This plant grows natively in Belize, Guatemala, and parts of Mexico.
The ponytail palm plant has a distinct look. The base of the trunk is quite large, almost bulbous, while the top of the trunk tapers before giving way to a crown of long slender leaves. The dark green, curling leaves come out in tufts, resembling a woman’s ponytail.
Types Of Ponytail Palms
Gold Star Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea Variegated)
Mexican Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea Gracilis)
Ponytail Palm Styling
Styling ponytail palms depends on how big you want them to grow and where you want to display them. Ponytail palms can be grown in small, flat pots and pruned into a bonsai tree. If you have one of the larger varieties, you can slowly repot them into larger pots every few years to encourage larger growth.
At 2-4 feet tall, these beauties make excellent focal points in corners, windows, and entryways.