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The height of our plants are measured from the ground to the top.
Please note that the delivery height may vary 10%.
The diameter of our plants is the diameter of the nursery pot. We recommend a decorative pot with a diameter that’s larger.
Plants are natural products and therefore almost certainly differ from product photos. These characteristics make plants extra special and unique. Plants are not exactly the same size as shown.
Toxic to pets
The Beaucarnea is popularly known as the Elephant's foot. The plant has earned this nickname due to the shape of the trunk. Another nickname for the Beaucarnea is the Ponytail plant, which describes its frizzy crown of leaves that tops the plant.
In Mexico, the Beaucarnea is found growing on rock faces and mountains. The remarkable thing about this plant is that its stem's insides are very similar to a sponge. It absorbs moisture and water efficiently and keeps it stored for a very long time.
Watering regularly doesn't matter that much. The Beaucarnea lives without water just fine!
|With or without pot?||Without decorative pot|
|Height in cm||55 cm|
|Pot size Ø||19 cm|
|Botanical name||Beaucarnea recurvata|
|Nicknames||Ponytail palm, Elephant's foot, Elephant's leg, Bottle Palm|
|Attributes||Air-purifying, Easy to care for, Green, Non-toxic / pet-friendly|
|Watering||Requires water every 2 weeks. During the summer once a week|
|Best location||Grows best with medium light. Can't withstand full sun|
|Plant nutrition||Additional plant nutrition is not necessary|
|Repotting||Preferably once every 3 years|