Pony Tail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata 'Gold Star')

Also sold as:
Beaucarnea recurvata var. albomarginata
Yellow Star

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Other: Very small
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Xeriscapic
Houseplant
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

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The Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)The Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)
By Baja_Costero on August 18, 2020

The ponytail palm is one of the most common succulent trees in cultivation. Its interesting form and ease of care make it an excellent house plant or patio plant, given good drainage and lots of light.

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on May 25, 2020 12:17 AM

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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