Plant ID forum: What kind of plant is this?

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Dallas, TX (Zone 8a)
Nov 21, 2016 9:13 PM CST
I am trying to identify this plant so I can learn more about it. If anyone has any insights I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your help
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Nov 21, 2016 9:18 PM CST
It looks like a Beaucarnea recurvata. Very drought tolerant caudiciform tree.
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Name: Lin
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Nov 21, 2016 9:20 PM CST
I agree, Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)
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Dallas, TX (Zone 8a)
Nov 21, 2016 9:38 PM CST
Thank you for the quick response. Will they really grow that tall?
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Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Nov 21, 2016 9:41 PM CST
I've had mine for about 40 years and its about 4 feet tall. But in the ground in Hawaii, they get huge.
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Dallas, TX (Zone 8a)
Nov 21, 2016 9:45 PM CST
Thank you all so much. This is a great forum. I am happy I joined.
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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Nov 21, 2016 11:37 PM CST
Your Ponytail Palm is in beautiful condition. Very lovely mane of foliage @Diekman. In the picture you shared, is that the spot your Pony tail grows? If so, I am amazed. It maybe the pic. It looks like a little less light than I would have thought a Pony tail would thrive in. But don't move it, It's a beautiful plant and I would keep it the way you have it, I love Ponys!

Some time when you're in the mood @Diekman ; you might fill out your location information. Just click on the round headed blue icon the top right of this page. You will get more people run in to help. You do not have to give your name at all, as far as your location, just having a county and state will be really helpful for people to see when have a question. Welcome, this forum is great.
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Dallas, TX (Zone 8a)
Nov 22, 2016 7:14 AM CST
Thank you. Actually it grows outdoors. We live in Texas near Dallas. We had just brought it in the house last night because we expected our first freeze. We are looking into lights ect to get us through the winter. I will complete our location. Thank you for the advice!

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