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Lil' Ponytail Palm

Beaucarnea Recurvata

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Low Maintenance
Pet Friendly
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An occasional spray of mist is my beauty secret to looking fabulous!


I can handle a little shade that's thrown my way, but I prefer to be in bright, indirect sunlight.


I don't need much water. If my soil is dry I'm thirsty and it's time to water me!
Botanical name
Beaucarnea Recurvata
Beaucarnea Nolina; Nolina; Elephants Foot;
Plant type
Indoor; Beaucarnea
Plant height (including pot)
Pet/baby safe?
Baby and pet friendly
Growing Speed
Slow grower - max height 2.5m
Nursery pot size

Top tip

If you forget to water your Ponytail Palm for a few months, it will go into survival mode and use the stored water in its trunk. However, if you want to see new growth then water it every few weeks.

About Lil' Ponytail Palm

This Lil' Prick's trunk may resemble an elephant's foot, it's named the Ponytail Palm thanks to its delicate leaves. One of our most popular plants, the laid-back Lil' Ponytail Palm is low-maintenance and gets along with everyone - including pets.

Like one of its namesakes, the Elephants Foot is a sun lover, enjoying bright, indirect sunlight and temperatures between 17-22°C. It also stores water in its trunk, so it rarely needs watering. If its leaves begin looking a bit brown and parched, give it some more mist and its mane will soon be glossy and gorgeous again. The Beaucarnea Nolina can reach giant proportions of 2.5 metres but don't worry, it takes its time growing slowly - so it's more likely your Lil' Prick palm will be more of a shetland than an elephant.

Give your Nolina some space, it likes to be left alone and overwatering is a common killer! Pop your Lil' Ponytail Palm in a bathroom or kitchen to soak up the humidity, and watch as it slowly grows.

At Prickle, we are always here to hear you! Send us your Ponytail Palm baby plant questions @prickleplantsuk.