Beaucarnea recurvata

Plants are supplied in standard nursery pots.

Beaucarnea recurvata

Pony Tail Palm

Ponytail Palm has a huge swollen 'elephant foot' caudex with interestingly fissured bark - this is an adaptation to store water in its arid Mexican habitat

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Ponytail Palm has a huge swollen 'elephant foot' caudex with interestingly fissured bark - this is an adaptation to store water in its arid Mexican habitat. It isn't actually a palm but is related to yucca and needs similar treatment. Water frequently during summer, allowing the compost to dry out inbetween, and then sparingly during winter. If kept dry Beaucarnea recurvata can tolerate a good deal of frost but if even a little damp the bulbous stem will rot. All beaucarnea make slow growing, adaptable and tolerant specimens for the summer patio, house, conservatory or greenhouse.

Beaucarnea recurvata Identification Sheet

Species / Cultivar
Common name(s)
Pony Tail Palm
Nolina recurvata
Full sun, dry, well-drained soil
Eventual height
Eventual spread
-5C or lower if dry
Skill level
Frequently asked questions about houseplants

How often should I feed my house plants?

With some house plants, you can feed them according to the label on the feed. It may look like it's not enough and you could be tempted to add more than the recommended dose, but do remember that the correct dosages will prevent the roots from getting burned from too much concentration. 

As a rule of thumb, once a month, a mild solution of a balanced organic fertiliser is ideal to be applied in the growing season. 

How often should I water my house plants?

Watering houseplants is always a tricky business. Some love to have their soil moist at all times, others like to be on the drier side. Also, every home is different and winters are not the same as summers. 

Conditions differ throughout the year, all over the country and plants have different preferences. 

Make sure you read the care instructions that come with the plant and adjust that according to your home.

Outdoor plants pot sizes
Indoor plants pot sizes

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots. 

Plants measurements
Plant measurements

For all the indoor plants, the height of the pot is included in the listed height. The height is measured from the bottom of the pot to the highest leaf or branch of the plant.

Due to natural growth, the size of the plants might vary slightly. All plants are measured and categorised when they are brought into our nursery, however, over time, the actual size might change due to growth, adjustment to the environment etc.

Plant warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery information

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed. Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it. 

Please make sure you leave delivery instructions, at checkout, in case you won't be at home when the courier delivers.







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Palm trees are one of the most popular choices for indoor plants to grow. They provide the majestic beauty of a tropical garden and the ease of care. The less mature palms can be used as a desk plant for a small office and even in bathrooms of some homes. 

An inevitable problem encountered by growing palms indoors is the amount of dust that builds up on the leaves over time. 


The soil in the pots should be kept moist and never be allowed to dry out. During the summer months you will be watering as much as twice per week to maintain moisture levels, whereas in winter you should water sparingly.

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Rated 5.00 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 7 customer reviews
Perfect Condition & Very Fast Delivery
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Perfectly happy plant, smaller than on the photo but I knew that. Does not seem to be traumatized by transport as it was so quick. Fourth purchase from the Palm centre, 4 happy plants.
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a first class plant very big first class service very well packed 10 out of 10 for the palm centre team
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Excellent service from the Palm centre. Ordered the Beaucarnea palm , packaged well and arrived safely. Looks fantastic, will definitely order again.
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I ordered a 40lt Beaucarnia Recurvata. I couldn't believe how beautiful this indoor plant was. It was in perfect condition too. I will definitely order from The Palm centre again.
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