Ponytail Palm Tree

Product Description

Looking for a unique houseplant that is easy to care for? The Ponytail Palm Tree is a great choice!

Native to eastern Mexico, this tree is not actually related to a palm tree despite its common name. It is a member of the agave family and considered a succulent. Many gardeners grow this as an outdoor bonsai tree for its sleek bulb-like trunk and long curly leaves. The leaves can get up to 3 feet long.

The Ponytail Palm plant is easily grown as an indoor houseplant, on porches or patios in a container, and can even be planted outdoors in the correct growing zones as a specimen plant.

Ponytail Palm Care

In USDA growing zones 9-11, the Ponytail Palm can be grown outdoors at all times of the year. They can grow up to 30 feet tall when given enough space but rarely grow to this size as houseplants.

In all other climates, the Ponytail Palm tree is grown as an indoor plant or grown in containers in a sunny spot. When grown indoors, the houseplant can grow up to 2-3 feet tall and 1-3 feet wide. It is recommended to repot the ponytail palm when the plant gets outbound.

Ponytail Palm trees prefer well draining soil and containers with drainage holes to prevent root rot. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Bright, indirect light is best for these easy to care for plants.

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Botanical Name

Beaucarnea recurvata

Sunlight Full Shade / Partial Sun
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 2-3 ft
Mature Width 1-3 ft
Growing Zones All Zones
Special Features
  • Unique foliage
  • Easy care and maintenance
  • Grows indoors or out

Shipping Info

Once your Ponytail Palm Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. Debra M. (verified owner)

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    My ponytail plant is beautiful and thriving. I am very pleased and won’t hesitate to order again.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Debra, thank you for the feedback on the Ponytail Palm tree. We are so happy you are pleased! :)

  2. Erin L. (verified owner)

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    The pony tail palm is super cute and it came perfectly delivered!

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Erin, thank you for your review on our Ponytail Palm. We are so glad it arrived safe and sound.

  3. Rebecca C. (verified owner)

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    Website statements all accurate
    Order acknowledgment and tracking were excellent
    Perfect packaging
    Plant arrived in excellent condition
    Will be ordering again
    I’m both happy and impressed

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Rebecca, thank you for reviewing our Ponytail Palm tree. We are so glad you are happy. Enjoy!

  4. Lisa (verified owner)

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    The box was partially crushed so I was a little worried but upon opening saw a perfect, gorgeous and healthy plant. I love it, though I do with it came with care instructions. These days you can google but the personal touch of including it would be nice.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Lisa, thank you for your honest feedback on our Ponytail Palm Tree. We are so glad the plant survived the rough ride it must have had on the delivery truck and that you love it. While we do include a generic plant care guide in every order, we are going to take your advice into consideration and look into making specific care guides for each plant. It is great input! Thank you so much and enjoy your plant.

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