AGAVACEAE
Nolina recurvata

Common names:  Ponytail palm, Elephant foot palm

Light needs:  High Light

Best temperatures:  Average room temperature and a little cooler in winter.  75F (24C)

Water and humidity needs:  Let soil dry out between watering.  These can tolerate dry air.

Growing guidelines:  Fertilize annually in spring, use a well draining soil, and wait several years between repotting.

Common problems:  Too little sun causes limp, pale leaves.

Propagation:  Repot offsets.

Comments:  This is a slow growing, easy plant that can tolerate drought.  This plant generally only grows in the spring, so take care to give it the best conditions during the spring.

Currently in Greenhouse:  Yes

 

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