Essentially the most striking feature of the Ponytail Palm is the swollen base of the trunk. The feel of the trunk looks and feels scaly like the foot of an elephant and is sometimes called Elephants Foot. The abnormal thickening of the trunk serves as a water reservoir against dry spells, allowing the tree to move as much as four (4) weeks without water and causing no unwell effects. Very good in low or higher lighting conditions. The Ponytail is a superb choice for home, administrative center or anywhere. Very easy indoor maintenance.
Proper name: Beaucarnea guatemalensis
Prefers sun or very bright indirect light
Water when dry
Very good indoor plant