Pony Tail Palm – Beaucarnea Recurvata
Water when the topsoil is dry to touch
Height: 0"Pot Size: 0"0
Bright Direct Sunlight
Outdoors, Bright Balcony, Well-lit Windows,
Ponytail Palm is native to the eastern areas of America's Mexico and belongs to the Asparagaceae family.
They are an evergreen plant and have flowers as well after they are fully mature. But they are mostly grown for their dramatic and colorful foliage that adds a bunch of shade to your home.
Your Ponytail Palm is an air purifying plant and can effectively remove VOCs and various toxic gases in the air to keep your room's air fresh and oxygenated.
Your plant requires bright direct sunlight to help it grow in the best manner. They require bright light to grow as dim light will hinder their growth.
It requires a warm temperature to grow fully. The temperature should not go below 10-13 C or the plant growth may start to decline as well.
You must water your Ponytail Plant once every 2 weeks when the topsoil is dry. Being succulents, they do not require ample water to grow as it can lead to trunk rot.
During the winters, you must water your plant sparingly, like once a month.
Your Ponytail Palm requires dry conditions to thrive and thus, they do not require misting. But its dry conditions can make pests and mites grow on it. Hence, you should give it a regular wash every month to avoid this.
As it is one of the least maintenance plants to exist, just a regular well-draining potting mix will work just fine.
Your Ponytail Plant plant does not require fertilizer to thrive but that will boost its growth. You can add an organic or liquid fertilizer to your plant twice every month during its growing season.
During the winter season, you must add the fertilizer once a month to the plant for better growth.
Your Ponytail Palm is one of the few plants that are considered non-toxic for both humans and pets that makes them the best houseplants to have.
Your Ponytail Palm does not require to be misted regularly being succulent. They require semi-dry situations to grow faster being succulent and hence, care must be taken that it is not kept in humid rooms.
Your plant needs to be repotted every 12-14 months. You must use a container 1- 2 cm larger in diameter only and not an extremely big pot or the plant growth may start declining.
Ponytail Palm Leaves turning Crispy and Brown: It is caused due to underwatering situations- Water your plant once every 2-3 weeks during its growing season to prevent this.
Ponytail Palm leaves turning yellow: It is an indication of prolonged excessive watering- Cut down your watering schedule and only water your plant when the top 2-3 inches of the soil is dry.
A beautiful drought-tolerant plant, Ponytail Palm is a slow-growing plant that requires little to no care. Even though it is named a Pine, your Ponytail Palm is a desert plant. It is one of the best plants for working people who have little time to care for their plants and love their greenery. Your Ponytail Palm is a plant that will be happy with infrequent watering or being alone in the sunlight for a couple of weeks.