My Grandma's Bottle Ponytail | Finnish name: Pullojukka
I have only owned this plant for 2 months. I love it and would like to learn more about these plants. I live in new Zealand. The only information I've managed to find has been about outdoor plants in Mexico. I would like to know as much as possible about caring for these amazing plants.
I have both the normal green Pony Tail Palm and this beautiful red form. Does anyone else have this one?
Here's a typical planting of a Beucarnia in Los Angeles. Note the new flowers coming out from the tops of all the branches- you can tell it's early summer here.
Here's an older plant in Los Angeles
Here's a very old specimen in Orange County, Ca. IT is about 15' in diameter at the base.
Bottle Palm Blooming
Beaucarnea Recurvata - I recently bought this plant from the same Nursery that my last one came from. It seems to be a different variety from the Nolina Recurvata I have as the leaves stick much more upright. If anyone has any information/advice on this plant I would really appreciate hearing it.
my baby pony tail...I just love these plants...
nice triple stalk...
Grove in SAnta BArbara CAlifornia
Rare flowering ponytail palm
Close-up of flowering ponytail palm
Very young seedlings
flowers in spring, southern California
Here's a group of nice old plants growing at the Huntinton Gardens, southern California
"Ponytail" palm growing poolside
Young B. recurvata growing outside in pot, zone 10, se FL.
The leaves from above...
Beaucarnea recurvata in bloom, Venice, Florida, 2005
Beaucarnea recurvata bloom, Venice, Florida, 2005
My prida and joy pony had babies, aren't they cute?
This is the full size of our ponytail, just need to keep the cat from eating it...lol
This is a houseplant, grown as a bonsai.
A 30 year old, in this pot for 20 years. I fear re-potting will make it outgrow my space. Bought it as a $1 seedling.
Pony Tail Palm purchased 2004 growing well in filtered light with weekly light watering.
Pony Tail Palm closeup to show 3-bulb base .
Purchased at Walmart on 12-1-05
another view of older plants at the Huntington Gardens in winter, southern California
Near downtown Brownsville an old speciman
In Harlingen TX, another very old speciman
With bloom spikes starting.
been in 6-inch pot for 30 yrs repot to bigger pot...
I took this pic at the Holiday Inn in Rockport, TX in March 2006 Seemed unusual to me to that the leaves were trimmed this way
color of leaf bases of some young plants is quite striking
i bought this a couple months ago
pony tail palm blooming
PonyTail Palm, Bottle Palm
Pony Tail Palm , Bottle Palm
view from top of maturing plant in hot summer. Southern California
trunk base- this plant was just the size of a soft ball 7 years ago. Southern California
potted plant exposed to extended freeze in southern California around 27F- all leaves totally killed.. Plant will probably be fine, but take over a year to look good again.
Younger plant regrowing multiple heads following freeze damage, Los Angeles, southern California
Plant is 27 years old and in the ground. 13 Ft. Tall, First time it has ever flowered! 5/31/2007
reddish blooms on larger older plant in Hungtington Gardens, southern California, October
large colony of blooming plants, Huntington Gardens, southern California, October
seed, fall, southern California
The dark spots are honeybees attracted to the flower
30+ years old and first time flowered 2007
flowers (yellow) and maturing seed (orange) on large plants in southern California
My father had three of these in a pot and split them into separate pots and gave me and my brother 1. Love it! (left)
Getting ready to bloom at the Kathi Soria home in Goodyear, AZ
This will be the second time this plant has bloomed in 14 years!
Far away to give you an idea of how large it really is.
I bought this ponytail palm for $.19 about 30 years ago. My brother now has it planted in the ground, and it bloomed this year.
Is slightly slow growing but is still unique with its large base.
Female in seed in San Diego Zoo
another shot of seed structures
Image Courtesy of D'Asign Source Botanicals
Picked up these at a local K-Mart on the end of season clearance for 5.00 each.
emerging flowers in a flower spike
great looking plant in seed, late winter, southern California
seeds inside these flanged, complex seed pods
My Pony Tail Palm in my backyard..........(San Diego,California) USA
I just found this adorable specimen at a Sarasota Plant Sale...it's just too cute! Looks like a giant gorilla with a tiny head with his arms up holding plants! hehe
2008-08-15 Ponytail Palm 02 has at least 5 stalks instead of 3
2008-08-15 Ponytail Palm 01
ground getting covered with flowers in summer, below a large plant, southern California
Pony Tail Palm
Disneyland parking lot, southern California
even grown in a solid clay pot will not keep base from getting larger
Some have more red than others,some MUCH more red-like this one.
A "Red form" with no official name I can find.
Found this sweet little "ponytail palm" at a local Sam's... it had a Costa Farms sticker on it, and I've enjoyed learning how to care for it. I'm a plant novice!!
brilliant red of ripe seed, southern California plant, Huntington Gardens
Growing in Phoenix, AZ 9b. This pic was taken after a 28 degree freeze(no damage to leaves)
The Huntington Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles intercity cactus and succulent show 2011 showing caudex that basically is carved out- only shell left, but plant obviously OK
bought 3 years ago as a tiny bulbous plant that had flopped over and was on clearance for 2 dollars.
rootball on a potted plant... these can live in a fairly small pot and do very well
Odd-looking trimmed foliage. What is stranger yet, this is my 2nd pic, entirely different location, with this trimmed look on a pony tail palm.
pony tail palm growing outdoors in Florida, zone 9b
With Aeonium urbicum.
In the CACSS Plant Show, April 20, 2012, Phoenix, Arizona. Zone 9a/9b
Shirley's Pony Tail Palm in her Ngarimu garden, Thames Coast, New Zealand
Betty's potted Pony Tail Palm in her Hamilton garden, New Zealand
Looking down onto the palm
Detail into the heart of the palm
The Ruth Bancroft Garden
At the Huntington.
Someones front yard, across the street from my hotel in Ft. Myers.
Another plant from the same yard. Very impressive trunk!
First photo. Photo courtesy of Jim Bishop. Copyright Jim Bishop, a landscape designer in San Diego, California.
10 years later after being in ground. Photo courtesy of, copyright of Jim Bishop, a landscape designer in San Diego, California.
Photo courtesy of, copyright of Jim Bishop, a landscape designer in San Diego, California.