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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: Very small
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Flowering Tree
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Dioecious
Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP14,650

Common names
  • Pony Tail Palm
Also sold as:
  • Beaucarnea recurvata var. albomarginata
  • Yellow Star

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Location: Longwood Gardens PA
Date: 2014-06
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: summer 2011
An extremely attractive, slow growing plant.
  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on May 25, 2020 12:17 AM concerning plant:
    Marginal-variegated Beaucarnea which probably reaches a smaller size than the wild type. Discovered in 1996 in the Netherlands and patented in 2004 under the name "Gold Star". Propagated from cuttings, and probably incapable of growing the wide, spreading base of a seed-grown plant. Plant in full sun (shade grown plants stretch and become weak) and avoid temperatures much below freezing.
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