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Ponytail Palm, Elephant's Foot
(aka Beaucarnea Recurvata)
I come from eastern Mexico.
I have a tapering bulbous trunk from which I grow rosettes of long green leaves.
I am a very slow grower although I have reached 30ft in the wild!
I love lots of light, especially sunshine but I can withstand lower light too. Keep me away from cold draughts.
I can flower, but you will have to wait a good 30 years to see it!
Snip off any ends that go dark.
Decades! You won't get rid of me easily.
I'm drought-resistant but like water every 2-3 weeks. Please don't overwater me as I can get root rot. You can add some fertiliser to my soil in Spring or Summer but don't fuss with me.
I am not a palm but in fact a succulent and keep water reserves in my trunk.
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