Palm Ponytail Palm
Ponytail Palm 4" $20
Ponytail Palm 6" $50
Ponytail Palm 10" $125
Ponytail Palm 12" $145
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The pony tail palm makes a surprisingly interesting desktop plant, considering that in nature, it's a full-size tree that can tower over homes.
Indoors, these novel little palms are often grown in shallow pots, with a tuft of strappy green leaves emerging from a bulbous stem that seems to erupt from the soil.
Given time and the right conditions, these beauties will grow into respectable specimen plants, up to 6' in height or more.
They are native to arid regions in Mexico, and are among the easiest palms to grow indoors.
Ponies like the spotlight, they're extroverts.
Ponytail palms can be acclimated to full sun.
During the growing season, water every 7 to 14 days.
The bulbous stems store water, so be careful not to over-water.
During the winter season, cut back watering to monthly.
They prefer warm, arid temps, above 60ºF.
Ponies will survive down to 50ºF - providing they are not exposed to prolonged cold.
Rich, organic, fast-draining potting soil is suggested.
Feed weekly with liquid fertilizer during the growing season, or use a slow-release pellet fertilizer in the spring.
Reduce feeding during the winter.
Ponytail palms sometimes have offsets from the base that can be potted up individually.
Generally, however, this is a difficult task to master because of a lack of roots on the offsets.
A multi-stemmed ponytail palm is a highly prized indoor plant.
If you want to try, use a Rooting Hormone to stimulate new root growth.
They will rarely, if ever, flower indoors to produce viable seeds.
Re-pot in the spring as needed.
If your goal is to grow a large palm tree, re-pot every year.
If you want to keep it smaller, re-pot every other year.
Like most palms, ponytail palms will thrive when slightly under-potted.
The ponytail is basically a "plant it and forget it" kind of plant, providing it has enough light to thrive and somewhat steady water throughout the growing season.
Because this is an arid plant by nature, periods of dryness are not deadly for an established plant.
As with all palms, ponytail palms should never be top-trimmed.
They will respond wonderfully to a consistent feeding program in the growing season.
The ponytail palm is an extremely slow-growing plant, so don't expect your desktop plant to transform into a corner specimen in one or two growing seasons.
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