Elephant's Foot Palm
[Beaucarnea recurvata] AKA Pony Tail Palm. Well, well, well. A palm tree that is neither a palm nor a tree! It's a member of the Agave family and is actually a succulent. The Elephant Foot is relatively hardy, making it an ideal houseplant. They also tend to be slow growers, meaning less overall maintenance.
Well, well, well. A palm tree that is neither a palm nor a tree! It's a member of the Agave family and is actually a succulent. The Elephant Foot or Ponytail Palm is relatively hardy, making it an ideal houseplant.They also tend to be slow growers, meaning less overall maintenance. Hailing from the dry lands of Mexico, it has a distinct bulbous trunk which is used to store water and long, hair-like leaves that grow from the top of the trunk like a ponytail. This houseplant exudes strength and subtle charm and has a wonderfully reassuring presence.
Native to Mexico.
Positioning + Light Needs
Partial shade tolerant, but most happy in rooms with with bright, indirect sunlight.
Not a fan of having wet soil! Fully saturate it so that the roots receive water before allowing the plant to almost fully dry out. [Every 3-4 weeks, depending on conditions].
No misting at all please, I enjoy low humidity.
Feed me two or three times a year with a very diluted cacti / succulent fertiliser.
Very slow growing, so every other year for a healthy plant in a pot a few inches wider.
Child / Pet Friendly
Yes, I'm good to go.
Yep! I'm very effective at removing airborne toxins such as xylene, toluene, and benzene from the air.
Look out for
Yellowing leaves: usually due to overwatering. Check the soil and also the caudex (the plant’s base and stem) - worst case is this becomes soft to touch.
Browning leaf tips: a sign of overfertilising or under watering, so adjust appropriately. Can also be a sign that the plant is getting too much direct sunlight and too little water.
Webbing on the plant: Spider mites may occur on the leaves, but can be dealt with by rubbing a cloth of dish soap and water on the stems.
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £50.00: FREE
Orders under £50.00: £6.50
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here