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Ponytail Palm

Ponytail Palm

Regular price $35.00 CAD
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Welcome to our Ponytail Palm plant, where the elegance of nature meets the charm of your indoor space. Delight in the distinctive beauty of the Ponytail Palm, a resilient and captivating addition to any home or office environment. With its unique silhouette and easy-care nature, this plant brings a touch of desert-inspired allure to your interior decor. Explore the wonders of the Palm plants and discover why it's a favorite among plant enthusiasts seeking both style and simplicity.

  • Scientific Name: Beaucarnea recurvata
  • Common Name: Ponytail Palm
  • Origin: Eastern Mexico
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Cultural Significance: Symbolizes resilience and longevity due to its drought tolerance and long lifespan.

Benefits of Ponytail Palm

The Ponytail Palm offers a myriad of benefits, making it a delightful choice for both seasoned plant enthusiasts and beginners alike:

Low Maintenance:

Renowned for its easy-care nature, the Ponytail Palm thrives on neglect, requiring minimal watering and little attention to flourish. Perfect for busy individuals or those new to plant care.

Air Purification:

Like many air purifying plants, the Ponytail Palm contributes to cleaner air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen during photosynthesis, improving indoor air quality and creating a healthier living environment.

Unique Aesthetic:

With its distinctive appearance characterized by a swollen trunk and cascading, ribbon-like leaves reminiscent of a ponytail, this plant adds a touch of whimsy and visual interest to any space, making it a conversation starter and focal point in your home or office.


The Ponytail Palm is highly adaptable and can thrive in various light conditions, from bright indirect sunlight to lower light levels. Its versatility allows it to be placed in different areas of your home, making it suitable for any room.

Symbol of Resilience:

As a desert plant native to Mexico, the Ponytail Palm symbolizes resilience and strength, serving as a reminder of nature's ability to thrive in harsh conditions. Its enduring nature makes it a meaningful and enduring gift for loved ones.


For pet owners, the Ponytail Palm is pet friendly as it is non-toxic to cats and dogs, allowing you to enjoy its beauty without worrying about the well-being of your furry friends.

Feng Shui Benefits:

In Feng Shui practices, the Ponytail Palm is believed to bring positive energy and good fortune into a space, making it a popular choice for incorporating into home and office decor to promote harmony and balance.

Experience the beauty and benefits of the Ponytail Palm and elevate your indoor oasis with this captivating plant.


Photographs are representative of the species and not always of the specific plant shipped. Normal variations in size, pruning and leaf structure may occur.

Sun: Direct & Indirect

Ponytail Palms thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, from full sun to bright, indirect light. Optimal placement involves receiving some morning sun or a few hours of afternoon sunlight, followed by indirect light for the remainder of the day.

Light: Medium

They thrive in medium light conditions but exhibit faster growth in brighter environments. Ideal medium-light spots in your home include areas near regular-sized windows, positioned centrally within a room. It's important to note that plant growth is influenced by the amount of light they receive.

Water: When mostly dry

Ponytail Palm thrive when the soil is allowed to dry out somewhat before the next watering, typically occurring every two weeks in a typical indoor setting. However, this frequency may vary based on seasonal changes, your specific indoor conditions, and the available lighting. It's generally recommended to err on the side of underwatering, observing cues such as drooping or soft leaves to determine when watering is necessary. Brighter light may necessitate more frequent watering, while lower light conditions may require less frequent watering.

Humidity: Low

They thrive in low humidity environments, so avoid misting or placing them in terrariums.

Pet Friendly: Yes

While Ponytail Palms are generally safe to have around pets, it's best to discourage your furry friends from nibbling on any houseplants for their overall well-being.

Pro Tip

Often referred to as Elephant's Foot, Ponytail Palms feature a bulbous trunk that serves as a water reservoir, making them tolerant of drought conditions. To ensure their health, avoid overwatering and allow the soil to mostly dry out between waterings. During the growing season, increase watering frequency, but reduce it to monthly intervals during the dormant or winter months.

Delivery Policy for Plant Condition

"I have only received part of my order. What to do?

No worries if you've only got part of your order! Our plants come from different nurseries and might arrive in separate shipments, typically 1-2 days apart. It's all part of ensuring your green friends reach you in top-notch condition!

If you do not receive the remaining packages within 48 hours contact support at

What is the Life Time Support?

Absolutely! Lifetime support means you can count on us whenever you have questions or uncertainties about your plant. Whether you're puzzled by its behavior or just want to ensure it's thriving, we're here for you. Connect with us on Instagram @mygreenscapeto or shoot us an email at

When it comes to our guarantee for plants shipped with standard or express, rest assured that we offer a 30-day happy healthy plant guarantee on all such shipments. This ensures that your plants are covered for 30 days after delivery, giving you peace of mind regarding their condition. If you have any concerns within this period, feel free to reach out to us for assistance.

For further details, please visit our Local Delivery, Store Pickup, Standard Shipping Guide Page.

What to expect

Your plant will arrive in a standard nursery pot, typically 0.5" - 1" smaller than the stated size to seamlessly fit into your chosen decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are available for separate purchase.

Just like nature intended, each plant is unique, showcasing natural variations in size, shape, and characteristics. Our commitment is to deliver a plant that closely resembles the one featured on our website, matching your chosen size, and with the potential to thrive happily in your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Certainly! If you're pondering about ordering plants online, you're not alone. We've compiled the most frequently asked questions. Check out our FAQ section here for quick answers! Happy planting!

Size Guide

Choosing the right pot size for your plants can be a daunting task, especially if you're new to gardening. But fear not! Our pot sizes chart can help you find the perfect match for your plants, ensuring they have enough space to grow and thrive. With our guide, you'll be able to confidently choose the right pot size and plant variety for your gardening needs.

Plant Pot Size Guide.

Plant & Pot Size Chart
Extra Small 7-10 cm 2.5 - 3 inches
Small 11-12 cm 3.5 - 4 inches
Medium 14-17 cm 5 - 6 inches
Large 19-21 cm 8 - 10 inches
Extra Large 24-27 cm 12 - 14 inches

All sizes are specified in product details.

Your Complete Guide to Pot Sizes: What Size Should You Choose?

When selecting a pot for your plant, it's important to find the right size. But with all the different options out there, how do you know which one is best? We're here to help!

MyGreenscape's pot sizes chart is a great resource for finding your perfect fit. Our easy-to-read chart takes out all the guesswork and helps you quickly choose the right size for your plant.

Smaller pots are best for seedlings or small plants just starting out. These tend to be shallow but wide, allowing enough room for the roots of the young plant but not too much where they get overcrowded. Medium-sized pots are ideal when your plant has grown from its infancy and is ready for more space. These are deeper and wider than small pots, so that it can accommodate larger root systems - making sure your plant gets enough nourishment while still giving it breathing room. Large pots are top choice if you have an established plant in need of lots of space - think trees and large shrubs! The spacious depth and width allow plenty of room for deep root systems without struggling for air or light.

No matter what size you choose, MyGreenscape has got you covered, with our pot sizes chart guaranteeing you find the perfect fit every time!

Light Guide

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Care Guide

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To prevent both under-watering and overwatering, use a well-draining potting mix and allow excess water to escape. Always check the soil moisture before adding more water to keep your plants thriving.