Beaucarnea recuvata - Plant

Beaucarnea recurvata 
Beaucarnea recuvata

Tough elephant

The Beaucarnea is also known as the Ponytail Palm. It's a really tough chap from the scorching desert of the southern USA and Mexico. The Beaucarnea has a single straight stem without branches and narrow curly leaves.

Beaucarneas thrive in lots of sun, little water and no one to talk to them. So they really don't need much. Lots of light and a little water is enough. Allow your Beaucarnea to rest a bit in November and December, that will do it good.
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  • Planting
  • What do I need?
    • Planter
    • Potting soil
    • Hydro grains (optional)

    How to plant the Beaucarnea in a pot?
    This houseplant is delivered in a standard growers pot. It’s best for the growth of the Beaucarnea to plant it in a decorative planter. Select a pot that is at least 20 percent larger than the growers pot.

    Cover the bottom of the decorative planter with a layer of potting soil. Does the decorative pot have a hole? Then start with a layer of hydro grains, so the water can drain away. The Beaucarnea should be 1 to 2 cm below the rim. Remove the growers pot and place the plant in the middle of the decorative pot. Fill the pot with fresh potting soil and press it down slightly.
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  • Care
  • What do I need?
    • Watering can
    • Plants spray

    How to take care of the Beaucarnea?
    The Beaucarnea is a real jungle plant you have to water regularly. Try to keep the soil slightly moist and check this every now and then by pressing your finger into the soil. The plant should certainly not be standing in a layer of water.

    Good air humidity of 60 to 70 percent is also important. Otherwise, the leaf edges may dry out. When the air is dry, spray the leaves once or twice a day. Also make sure the Beaucarnea remains in partial shade. 
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Beaucarnea recurvata 
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
    Color Green
    Light preference partial sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Growing height50 - 85 cm
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