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Elephants Foot Palm in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Beaucarnea recurvata

 

Elephants Foot Palm

This has a bulbous trunk where it stores water, long, shiny, green wavy leaves grow from the top of the trunk and hang down, hence the name ponytail palm although this is not in fact a palm in the true sense.

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plant Features
  • Elephants Foot Palm likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Elephants Foot Palm likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Elephants Foot Palm is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Elephants Foot Palm likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Available to buy from 1 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Elephants Foot Palm

Latin name

Beaucarnea recurvata

type

Evergreens

family

Asparagaceae

ph

6.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Elephants Foot Palm likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Elephants Foot Palm is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Elephants Foot Palm likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Elephants Foot Palm likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Elephants Foot Palm is 1.00meters x 2.00meters 1.00 M 2.00 M

Beaucarnea recurvata

This has a bulbous trunk where it stores water, long, shiny, green wavy leaves grow from the top of the trunk and hang down, hence the name ponytail palm although this is not in fact a palm in the true sense.


Planting Season

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Put Elephant palms into a bright lit area if this is not possible put it outside in the summer to compensate. If they are getting too big for the container they are in or getting top heavy, they can be re-potted into cactus compost. Point to remember they do like to pot-bound,

 
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