Ponytail Palm Care 101

Its sleek bulb-like trunk and lush, long curly leaves make it visually stunning, and the fact that a ponytail palm is forgiving and easy in its care makes this an ideal houseplant for many people.


Thrives in bright indirect to direct light.


Water every 1–2 weeks in direct light, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

This plant can benefit from extra humidity.


This plant is pet friendly!

Fun Fact

Humans seemed to always have a thing for palms. Scientists believe Mesopotamians cultivated the date palm over five thousand years ago.

Sad Plant Signs

Leaves crisping, dry potting mix: Thirsty plant, under-watered

Yellowing leaves, wet potting mix: Overwatered

Brown leaf tips: Low humidity or soil compaction (aerate soil)


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