7 Gallon
Palm / Pony Tail
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Palm / Pony Tail

Latin name:

Beaucarnea recurvate

Plant Type:

Succulent

Description:

Large woody plants with a swollen base and a single or multiple shoot, rising to a height of up to several feet (60cm), topped with a large tuft of numerous very narrow, leathery leaves.

Origin:

Mexico

Environment:

Suitable only for a greenhouse

Foliage:

Yes

Flowering:

No

Season:

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Will grow for anybody

Temperature:

40-65°F, 4-16°C

Humidity:

Low humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the South/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) with a little added sand or if you want to mix your own take: 3 parts coarse sand or perlite, 2 parts garden soil, 2 parts humus (leaf mold), 1 part rinsed aquarium charcoal chips and a dusting of bone meal and limestone or a couple of eggshells (which can be substituted for limestone). Always use a pot with a hole. Watering: Drench the soil and let it become barely moist between waterings. If you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water. Fertilizer: Feed only twice a year, once in April and once in July with a water soluble fertilizer.

Plant Pests:

Prone to mealy bugs and rarely scale. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Seeds and offsets

in the spring. Propagate them in evenly moist soil, mist occasionally and keep in filtered sunlight until they are growing.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Allow to become pot bound. Clean the leaves with damp cloth. Requires good ventilation and kept moderately dry in the winter. If possible put outside for the summer in a sunny location.

Is Genus:

Yes

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