• A Ponytail Palm plant inside a terracotta planter shows off its curly leaves.
  • A Ponytail Palm plant inside a terracotta planter shows off its curly leaves.
  • A Ponytail Palm plant inside a terracotta planter shows off its curly leaves.
  • A Ponytail Palm plant inside a terracotta planter shows off its curly leaves.

Ponytail Palm

A symbol of freedom, the Ponytail Palm doesn’t ask for much of your time and energy to flourish. Pet-friendly and drought-tolerant, few other plants can offer such flair without the fuss. Great for travelers and forgetful minds!

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Care Info

SUN
The Ponytail Palm requires bright and indirect light. Place it in your brightest room, near an east, west, or south-facing window and out of direct sun rays. 
WATER
The bulging trunk of this palm stores water, making it drought-tolerant. Allow the soil to fully dry in between waterings. On occasion, you can water them deeply, allowing all excess water to drain out. Be sure to reduce frequency during the fall and winter. 
AIR
Their native environment is warm and dry, so average indoor air tends to work well. Keep them in temperatures between 60º-85º and away from sources of humidity. 
PET FRIENDLY
Ponytail Palms are safe for cats and dogs.
AESTHETIC
Native to the dry regions of Mexico, this succulent gets its name from the long, curly leaves that hang from its swollen brown trunk. The trunk bulges when it stores water and shrivels when its resources are depleted. While it can slowly grow up to 6 feet indoors, its unique silhouette and petite size add worthy flair to any room.
HEALTH BENEFITS
Active exposure to and care for plants has many proven wellbeing benefits, such as: 
  • Lower stress levels
  • Improved mood
  • Superior mental clarity and focus
Ponytail Palms are fantastic air purifiers, absorbing common indoor toxins like benzene, and formaldehyde. Plus, they create oxygen to help us breathe and sleep better. 
SPIRITUAL INTERPRETATIONS
Ponytail Palms represent free and strong-willed spirits. Their perseverance and resourcefulness allow them to thrive as one of the most unique plants that exist. Their hardiness and resilience under negligence make them the perfect gift for a traveler.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Easy Intermediate Experienced 
WHAT’S INCLUDED
Arriving to you in careful packaging:
  • Live Ponytail Palm  
  • Temporary 4-inch or 6-inch nursery pot
  • Care card with tips for success
OUR RECS
We recommend a clay or ceramic planter with a drainage hole to provide optimal drainage and airflow for the Ponytail Palm. 
Ideal soil is a cacti/succulent mix with drainage-enhancing amendments such as sand, bark, and/or perlite. 


    Nature is unique - each plant may vary slightly from the plant pictured. Ceramic planters are not included.


    Allow 3-5 business days for processing and 7-10 business days for shipping.