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Ponytail Palm

Beaucarnea Nolina Tall

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I'm mad about mist, if you mist me regularly I'll love you forever!


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 Nolina Tall
Ponytail Palm; Nolina; Elephant's Foot
Plant type
Indoor; Palm
Plant height (including pot)
40-50cm; 60-70cm; 70-80cm
Pet/baby safe?
Baby and pet friendly
Growing Speed
Slow grower - max height 2.5m
Nursery pot size
12cm; 17cm; 21cm

Top tip

The Ponytail Palm stems store a lot of water, so don't worry if you forget to water it for a week or two (we won't tell on you).

About Ponytail Palm

The Ponytail Palm is the forgetful Pricklettes dream. Having originated from hot and humid Mexico where it rains infrequently, the Beaucarnea Nolina has evolved to store water in its stem - so it doesn't mind if you forget to water them for a week or two! This low-maintenance indoor plant rarely needs watering at all, only when its soil is dry.

The Nolina plant likes to be kept warm (17-22°C) and in a humid environment. To avoid their leaves browning, give them a regular mist if they aren't in a bathroom or kitchen. As a sun-lover, keep your Ponytail Palm in bright, indirect sunlight.

Interestingly, the Ponytail Palm Tree isn't actually a palm or a tree at all, it is a succulent from the agave family. It earned its name from its resemblance to a palm tree and because its long, hair-like leaves look like a ponytail!

Although they can grow to be a whopping 2.5m tall, they are slow growers, so you don't need to worry about them drastically changing overnight. This unique and beautiful plant not only looks amazing and is easy to care for, but it is also pet-friendly and air purifying.

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