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Beaucarnea stricta - Ponytail Palm

Beaucarnea stricta - Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea stricta - Ponytail Palm)

This Ponytail palm is not as widely grown as Beaucarnea recurvata...although it's just as hardy. Photo taken Feb. 14, 2010 at the Realization Gardens, Encinitas, CA.

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I really like these and if i had a large garden i'd have lots of them !
How old and tall is this one ?

18 Feb, 2010



I think this tree is maybe around 20 feet/ 6 meters tall...not sure how old...I think B. stricta grows slower than B. recurvata. Maybe 60 years old...probably older though. I just read in Feb. 2010 Zoonooz that the largest B. recurvata at the San Diego Zoo on Elephant Mesa is more than 70 years old...and it's not as large as this tree.

18 Feb, 2010


What a Lovely Shape this is Del :)

18 Feb, 2010



Thanks! : > )

19 Feb, 2010


I have to agree there grow to a really nice shape

19 Feb, 2010



Thanks! I just need to get a photo when the sun is shining on this tree. : > )
This pic was taken in late afternoon.

19 Feb, 2010

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