Ponytail Palm

Beaucarnea recurvata Open Pollinated

  • Small palm-like tree to 2m
  • Suitable to grow indoors
  • Suited to containers

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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'Ponytail Palm' seeds

Beaucarnea recurvata

Synonyms: Nolina recurvata

  • Small palm-like tree to 2m
  • Suitable to grow indoors
  • Suited to containers

A small tropical palm-like tree to 2m with a single trunk and long, strappy green leaves with finely serrated edges. The leaves grow in a rosette from the top of the plant. The enlarged base of the trunk, called a globose cordex, stores water, making the plant drought tolerant. Mature plants produce large flower spikes covered in small green to white flowers. Grow as a feature or specimen tree in warm climates. Small plants make low-maintenance indoor plants. Suited to containers.

Native to Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. Also known as 'Bottle Palm' and 'Elephant's Foot Tree'.

Seeds per gram: 45
Product code: I2-06

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 1mm
Season Spring, summer and autumn
Germination 10-30 days @ 18-22°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Hardy Perennial
Plant Height 200cm
Position Full sun or part shade, well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 4-6 years

*Notes: Scarification may be necessary: scratch or rub seeds with a knife, file or sand paper, then soak overnight in warm water prior to sowing. If growing in the garden, allow space for the cordex to grow to a large size.


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