Ponytail Palm Tree Information
Gardening Ponytail Palms
Growing ponytail plants in the home is easy. Technically, a ponytail palm tree needs bright sunlight, but because it is such a forgiving plant, it will be okay if you give it bright light about half the time. If you keep it in low sunlight conditions half the year and provide bright sunlight conditions the other half the year, it will be perfect. This means that as long as you place it outdoors in the summer, it will tolerate any indoor sunlight conditions you keep it in during the winter.
Since this ponytail plant is succulent, it grows best in semi-dry conditions. When growing ponytail palm as an indoor plant, you should let the soil dry out significantly in between waterings.
Ponytail Palm Tree Care
The care instructions for ponytail palm are relatively minimum. Because ponytail palm care needs dry soil, it is best to let them get root bound before repotting. When you are repotting them, use a pot that is only an inch or two about 3 to 5 cm wider than the previous pot. If you repot them into a larger pot, they can get too high moisture content at once, which can damage their growth and health.
Ponytail palm trees only need to be fertilized two or three times per year. Any more than this and the ponytail plant may develop brown tips on the leaves.
Ponytail palm tree care is very easy, and growing ponytail palms as an indoor plant is a great way to add a stunning and visually interesting plant to almost any room.