Ponytail Palm or Elephant-foot Tree



  • The swollen base is an adaptation for storing water in times of drought

  • Do not water too frequently or allow this plant to sit in standing water

  • Makes a great low maintenance container plant for inside or out

  • Not really a palm but is related to the Yuccas and Agaves

  • In preferred environment can get to 30’ tall, when used as a house plant in cooler areas may get 6’-8’

Origin

Southeastern Mexico

USDA Cold hardiness Zones

9-12

Light Requirement

Full sun to indoor indirect light

Soil Requirements

Drought tolerant, allow to dry out between watering