Versatile Ponytail Palm Indoor Plants
The ponytail palm plants are very popular as indoor plants, and are known in many other names, like ponytail palm, bottle palm, bottle tree, elephant’s foot tree, etc. Indigenous to the warm regions of Mexico, ponytail palms are best suited for growing as indoor plants. It is tolerant to the warm, heated conditions of the indoor environment. This plant has to be shifted indoors, as the temperature drops below 55°F. A ponytail plant is slow-growing, and if you want it to grow taller, repot in a larger pot. Water deeply and less frequently instead of irrigating this plant everyday. Frequent irrigation is strictly not recommended for maintaining it. It has a natural tendency to store water in the base, and this portion of the stem acts as a water reservoir. If you are not sure about the frequency of irrigation that is ideal for this palm, allow the top soil layer to dry out completely before the next watering.
When favorable growth requirements are provided, the ponytail palm indoor plants grows to a height of about 20 feet. Provide this tropical plant with the necessary living conditions and there will be fewer incidences of pests and related plant problems. A simple tip is to keep the water level minimal and consider watering it every alternate week, and every 2 weeks in cold conditions.