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Ponytail Palm (Elephant Foot Plant)


BOTANICAL NAME: Beaucarnea Recurvata

PLACEMENT: Indoor/Outdoor

POT: 6″

HEIGHT: 16″ – 18″

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Ponytail Palm (Elephants Foot)

The Ponytail Palm or Elephant Foot plants also known as Recurvata Beaucarnea is a unique and striking indoor houseplant that is sure to capture the attention of plant lovers and enthusiasts alike. Known for its bulbous trunk and long, thin leaves that cascade like a ponytail, the Ponytail Palm is native to Mexico and is prized for its unique appearance and low maintenance requirements.


One of the most attractive features of the Elephants Foot is its bulbous trunk, which can grow up to several feet tall and is reminiscent of an elephant’s foot. This trunk stores water and nutrients, allowing the plant to survive in dry conditions and with minimal watering. The long, thin leaves of Ponytail plant grow from the top of the trunk, giving it the appearance of a miniature palm tree.

The Ponytail Palm is a hardy plant that requires minimal care, making it a great choice for busy or forgetful plant owners. It thrives in bright, indirect sunlight, but can also tolerate low light conditions. It should be watered sparingly, as overwatering can be harmful to the plant and can cause root rot. The plant can go for extended periods without water, making it an excellent choice for those who travel frequently or have a tendency to forget to water their plants.

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In addition to its unique appearance and low maintenance requirements, the Ponytail also has air-purifying properties, making it a great choice for improving indoor air quality. The plant can help remove toxins from the air, making it a great choice for homes and offices.

The Ponytail Palm tree is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of indoor settings, from homes to offices to public spaces. Its unique appearance and low maintenance requirements make it a great choice for plant lovers of all levels, from beginners to experienced gardeners. Whether used as a statement piece or as part of a larger indoor garden, this plant is sure to add a touch of natural elegance to any space.


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Ponytail Palm Care is relatively easy, as this plant is highly adaptable and low maintenance. Here are some tips on how to care for your Ponytail Palm:


Ponytail Palms prefer bright, indirect sunlight, but can also tolerate low light conditions. Avoid exposing the plant to direct sunlight, as this can cause the leaves to scorch.


The Ponytail Palm is a desert plant and can store water in its bulbous trunk, so it requires minimal watering. Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering and be careful not to overwater the plant, as this can cause root rot. In general, watering the plant once every two to three weeks should suffice, but adjust the watering frequency based on the plant’s individual needs and the environmental conditions.


The Ponytail Palm prefers well-draining soil, as it is susceptible to root rot if the soil is too moist. A cactus or succulent potting mix is ideal for this plant.


Fertilize the plant once every three to four months with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.


The Ponytail Palm prefers temperatures between 60°F and 80°F (15°C to 27°C), but can tolerate temperatures as low as 45°F (7°C) for short periods.


Prune any brown or yellow leaves as soon as you notice them. This will help the plant focus its energy on healthy growth.

By following these simple care instructions, you can ensure that your Ponytail Palm thrives and adds a touch of natural elegance to your indoor space.

Shipping & Returns


You can be confident that your tree will arrive at its destination with sufficient moisture and in a secure package. To maintain moisture and prevent any soil spillage during transportation, the bottom of each tree is covered with plastic wrapping. The trees are connected to the pot with wire, placed inside a double-walled box for protection, and secured with custom packing systems to prevent any movement while in transit.


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20 reviews for Ponytail Palm (Elephant Foot Plant)

  1. Lisa A. (Verified Buyer)

    I had to write this review right away because I am absolutely amazed by the size and beauty of this ponytail palm. Despite reading numerous reviews and browsing many sites, I took a risk and it paid off beyond my expectations. Even my husband, who is not interested in plants, can’t stop raving about it. While I am not sure if it is easy to care for, I hope so as I have become quite attached to it. I want to share my excitement with everyone as I can’t stop talking about it. Although I placed it in the same pot it arrived in, the roots have already reached the edges. It arrived dry and with minimal soil, but it seems to be healthy nonetheless. Unfortunately, the delivery person disregarded the several “this side up” and “live plant” warnings, placing it on its side. Luckily, it was packed very securely. I love my ponytail palm so much and hope it continues to thrive.

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  2. L. Murphy Torres (Verified Buyer)

    Very easy to grow and great value. 5 stars!

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  3. Luisa Hernandez (Verified Buyer)

    Recomiendo este producto altamente, ya que no solo llegó muy bien empaquetado, sino que también superó mis expectativas en cuanto a su apariencia. De hecho, me gustó tanto que ya estoy considerando encargar otro. ????

  4. Joy Gournic (Verified Buyer)

    I am pleased to report that the palm I ordered has arrived in pristine condition – it is truly a thing of beauty. My only concern now is maintaining its perfect state and ensuring that it continues to flourish.

  5. Stephanie Sourwine (Verified Buyer)

    I totally understand the need for protective packaging, but this package might be a bit of overkill. I had serious doubts I’d actually get the plant out. That, however is my only negative comment. This plant is gorgeous. I’m certain you’ll love it too. By the way, it arrived 2 days early!

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  6. Patrick (Verified Buyer)

    The plant arrived in excellent condition, which was a pleasant surprise despite being left on its side at my doorstep despite clear instructions. It only suffered a few bent hairs and some soil loss, but was otherwise unharmed. I repotted it and am now navigating the usual challenges of keeping it thriving. However, I have faith in myself and have read that this plant species is resilient. I am so pleased with it that I am considering ordering another one.

  7. Sofía García (Verified Buyer)

    While I appreciate the need for protective packaging, I must admit that I was initially concerned about whether I would be able to extract the plant from its packaging. However, that is my only complaint. The plant itself is absolutely stunning, and I am confident that you will be just as enamored with it as I am. It is worth noting that the package arrived two days earlier than expected, which was a pleasant surprise.

  8. Oliver K (Verified Buyer)

    I had to write this review immediately because I was blown away by the size and beauty of the ponytail palm from this seller. Despite reading numerous reviews and visiting multiple sites, I took a chance and was not disappointed. Even my husband, who is usually uninterested in my plants, is raving about it. Although I’m not sure about its maintenance requirements, I hope it’s easy to take care of. I put it in the same pot it came in, but the roots are already reaching the edges. The plant arrived dry and with minimal soil, but it seems to be healthy. The delivery person put it on its side despite the clear instructions, but thankfully it was well-packaged and survived. I absolutely love this plant and want to recommend it to everyone.

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  9. Oliver Davidson (Verified Buyer)

    Despite being left on its side at my door, this plant arrived in excellent condition, much to my surprise and delight. It was packaged so securely that it sustained only minor damage, with a few broken or bent leaves and some soil spillage. I have since transferred it to a new pot where it can thrive, and am currently navigating the usual growing pains of caring for a new plant. However, I am determined to keep it happy and healthy, especially since I have read that this particular plant is quite resilient. In fact, I was so impressed with the quality of this plant that I am considering ordering another one.

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  10. Marie S (Verified Buyer)

    I would like to express my appreciation for the superb packaging of the plant, which arrived in a package that was very easy to open. The plant was meticulously wrapped, and there was no mess or debris when I unwrapped it. I am deeply grateful for the care that was taken in the packaging process, which is a testament to the commitment to quality of the seller. This plant is very special to me, and I am committed to taking excellent care of it so that it thrives in its new environment.

  11. Judie Estrada (Verified Buyer)

    I must express my utmost satisfaction with the delivery of this plant, which arrived in impeccable condition thanks to the careful packaging. The shipping process surpassed my expectations, as it was much faster than anticipated, which is a testament to the efficiency of the logistics team. Needless to say, I am absolutely in love with this plant and am looking forward to watching it thrive in its new environment.

  12. Carla (Verified Buyer)

    I am absolutely in love with the pot and its unique shape – it exudes a sense of fun and personality that perfectly complements the vibe of my lanai. It looks absolutely fantastic in its new home, and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.

  13. Camila K (Verified Buyer)

    I was delighted to receive my first ponytail palm from Prime Bonsai, and was impressed with the care taken to package and protect it during shipping. The plant arrived safe and sound, and it is clear that it was well-cared for as part of the Prime Bonsai family. I look forward to providing the same level of care and attention to this unique and beautiful plant. Thank you, Prime Bonsai, for sharing such a lovely gift with those who cherish and nurture their home gardens

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  14. AMY (Verified Buyer)

    I love this company and their gorgeous Ponytail Palm! The packaging was the best I’ve ever seen, and the plant arrived perfectly healthy and smiling. I highly recommend this company to everyone.

  15. Julia (Verified Buyer)

    I am absolutely enamored with this plant. Its impeccable condition is a testament to the tender care and attention it has received, and I can only hope that it remains in robust health for many years to come.

  16. ohn M.W. (Verified Buyer)

    I was taken aback by how stunning this plant is, with its lush, dark green foliage that looks like it’s in prime condition. It would be a thoughtful and impressive gift for any plant lover out there. Moreover, this plant comes at the best price compared to other sellers. Needless to say, I’ve fallen head over heels for it!

  17. Carol M. (Verified Buyer)

    I am pleased to report that the plant I ordered has arrived in outstanding condition, which is a testament to the expertise of the packaging team. I am particularly impressed by the attention to detail that went into ensuring its safe arrival. Furthermore, I am delighted to find that it looks exactly like the picture, which is a testament to the accuracy of the product description. All in all, I am extremely satisfied with my purchase.

  18. Kerry (Verified Buyer)

    It’s stunning! I’m proud to showcase it!

  19. Miguel F. (Verified Buyer)

    I have not received any feedback from the person to whom I gave the gift. I feel it would be inappropriate to ask her directly about how she liked it.

  20. Carlos Gonzalez (Verified Buyer)

    The plant arrived in excellent condition – healthy and beautiful! I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of the product, and I will definitely be a repeat customer of this company.

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