Scientific Name: Beaucarnea recurvata
Common Name: ponytail palm
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Origin: Mexico
Hardiness Zone: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 °C)
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Indoor plant
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Grass-like, Spiraled, Basal, Leathery, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Panicle, White, Yellow
Fruit: Capsule, Dark-red
Key ID Features:
Like a small palm tree but with stem widely swollen at base (may appear as rounded brown ball on young plants), up to only 1-2m tall after many years; leaves linear and curve back on themselves near tips, most 45-90(-180)cm long x 0.5-2cm wide.