Large growing, heavily leafed succulent plant.
Great for any home, office or patio.
Ponytail Palm Care
|Temperature:||Temperatures averaging 70°F/21°C - 80°F/26°C are very good and not much below 50°F/10°C.|
|Light:||This plant thrives on bright light conditions, but not direct sunlight. Heat is fine because they react similar to a cacti in hot conditions. Bright rather than light (direct), is the key.|
|Watering:||These are succulents which are mainly made up of water and retain a lot of water in it's trunk (for storage), similar to a cactus. The soil needs to be moist which is easy to check by placing a finger an inch deep into the soil to make sure it is not dry. It needs much less in the winter. .|
|Soil:||A pot mixture used for cactus will suffice or a soil mix that drains well and is well aerated.|
|Re-Potting:||Re-pot when the plant has outgrown it's pot. It's best to re-pot the offsets (small aloes - pups) in separate pots once they have grown enough.|
|Air Humidity:||Humidity is not a major concern for these, making the average room indoors sufficient.|
|Propagation:||Offsets can be divided carefully and then re-potted. Pups will grow from the parent plant which are best removed when they are about 2 inches long, or when the main plant needs more room to grow.|
|Where they grow best:||As mentioned above these love bright conditions, making them a plant that will grow well on a shelf, windowsill or other area, without direct sunlight.|