A caudexed member of the lily family. The caudex can reach 10 feet (3 meters) in
diameter. Flower spike is 3 to 4 feet tall (1 to 1.3 m) and consists of a panicle (a
branched inflorescence ) of small white flowers. Will grow year - round, but will
tend to rot in cold damp soil. ( so keep it dry in winter, if you live in a cool
Normal growth, like the yuccas, is single trunk until first flowering.
Removing the apical merisetm (breaking the tip off) will cause branching on a juvinile
So you can have a branched specimen before it's ready to flower.
As a houseplant, it needs a fast draining mix, and the brightest spot, to grow well.
It will grow in dimmer light than that of a sunny window, but tends to get "leggy"
and more prone to root rot.
And it's not even related to palms... *wink*
> I hope this is the place to be asking such questions, but
> I want to learn as much as I can about the ponytail palm.
> From what I have found out so far is that they like lots of
> light and they like to dry out some between waterings.
> If anyone out there has one of these and would like to
> share there growing experiences I would really appreicate
> I remember someone telling me once that they don't like to
> be watered during certain stages of the year. Is this true
> and when is this?
>> - Obitus
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