The scientific name of the Ponytail palms.
Beaucarnea recurvata Lam.
The original home of Ponytail palms:
Botanical description of Ponytail palms
Ponytail palms resemble a tree, and Ponytail palms are evergreen plants that reach a height of 10 meters (in its original habitat) and have a stem swollen from the base (from the bottom of the plant) and drawn upwards resembling a slip of water.
The leaves are drooping, tapered, up to two meters long, and the flowers are creamy-white in color, arranged in peripheral inflorescences.
Propagation of Ponytail palms:
Ponytail palm care
Ponytail palms multiply by planting seeds in planting bags or suitable pots, and they are taken care of well until the real leaves come out, then they are singled out in larger pots until they take the appropriate size, as they are rotated in larger pots until they are planted in a larger pot and young plants can grow at The base of the plant, especially when taking care of composting and well-drained soil.
Light requirements for ponytail palms.
Ponytail palms need light irrigation without excessive irrigation, as they are irrigated every week in the summer and every two weeks in the winter, so attention must be paid to that.
The irrigation process also depends on the nature of the soil and the environmental conditions in the region, so this must be taken into account in order to preserve the efficiency of trees and good growth.
Fertilizing Ponytail palms
Zalloua trees need good fertilization, whether organic fertilizer or chemical fertilizer, as the trees are fertilized with well-decomposed organic fertilizer. Products full of vitamins can be used, and Neptune seaweed fertilizer can be used, which is a good option. Fertilizer can be made from household waste such as banana peels, where banana peels are dried Or soaking it in water or eggshells is a good choice, and the coffee residue can be used after its good decomposition, and liquid or granular fertilizer can be used.
Ponytail palms are also fertilized with neutral chemical fertilizer NPK nitrogen – phosphorus – potassium 12 – 12 – 12 at a rate of 300 g in two batches, the first batch during March and the second batch during August.
Ponytail palms light needs.
Ponytail palms grow well in half-shaded places and do not need direct light, so they can be grown indoors, and they also need a medium-temperature or
as they give good growth.
Planting of Ponytail palms indoors (internal coordination):
Ponytail palms are among the palms with a beautiful shape and splendid beauty, so they are planted in home gardens, as well as indoors, in spacious halls, with medium lighting and moderate heat.
Ponytail palm uses:
1 – Ponytail palms are among the ornamental trees that are planted in public gardens and parks.
2- Ponytail palms are grown in home gardens in the middle of flower beds and on both sides of the entrance, where they bring joy and pleasure to family members.
It is also grown indoors in the interior coordination of luxury apartments, as well as in hospitals and luxury hotels.