It is a very slow-growing plant, fine in sun to part shade. It is reasonably cold-tolerant & works well in zone 9B with protection from freezes. No two are alike – a few of these “palm trees” stay short & stout whilst others grow tall & slim. A more mature Ponytail Palm tree will bloom with white flower clusters & then branch out to form new heads.
The ponytail is often referred to as “Elephant foot tree” – the swollen gray base looks like an elephant’s foot.
The base is topped with cascading ribbon-like leaves that may grow 6 feet long and only an inch wide, hence the name “ponytail”.
Incessantly planted as a small landscape palm as a result of its extremely slow rate of growth.
An armchair gardener’s dream – they thrive on neglect. Drought-tolerant and easy-care with a myriad of landscape uses.
Excellent grow as a container plant indoors, this “Palm” Will be an entertaining tropical accent. It’s going to also thrive on a patio or balcony area.