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Beaucarnea recurvata - Ponytail Palm


Beaucarnea recurvata - Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata - Ponytail Palm)

This large, old Ponytail Palm (not a true palm) is located at Quail Botanical Gardens. Photo taken August 3, 2010.



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That is fantastic!
How old would it be roughly?

12 Aug, 2010

 

Meanie:

It was probably moved to this spot...because Quail Botanical Gardens is only about 35 years old or so...and this Ponytail palm is probably 75 - 80 years old.

12 Aug, 2010

 

wow , how long do these things live?

12 Aug, 2010

 

Great pic Delonix :o)

12 Aug, 2010

 

Amazing palm, the base looks like elephants hide !

12 Aug, 2010

 

My neighbour has one of these. YOu can see it on my photos. They are amazing plants!

12 Aug, 2010

 

Wow, and I though the one in the Desert Botanical Gardens here was big!

12 Aug, 2010

 

Great wonderful palm

12 Aug, 2010

 

I have 2 in pots that I manage to kill off every winter because I forget to water them - but they always come back come springtime. I had no idea that full-grown specimens were so large and impressive! I won't forget to water them anymore.

12 Aug, 2010

 

Stevietheterrible:

I would guess probably 2 or 3 hundred plus years.

13 Aug, 2010

 

Terratoonie:

Thanks! : > )

13 Aug, 2010

 

Grandmage:

It's not a true palm. Its other name is
Elephant-foot tree.

13 Aug, 2010

 

Pip_c:

I'll check out you photo soon. I bet this tree does very well in your climate also.

13 Aug, 2010

 

Tugbrethil:

There's one at the San Diego Zoo which is larger and older. I have photos posted of that tree also.

13 Aug, 2010

 

Palmate:

It's not a true palm. It just looks similar to one. : > )

13 Aug, 2010

 

Lauram:

This tree is very tough...it tolerates extreme drought and cold very well.

13 Aug, 2010

 

I was right with the elephant bit then !!!! great photo.

13 Aug, 2010

 

Grandmage:

Thanks! Yes you were correct. : > )

13 Aug, 2010

 

wowwwwwww, fantastic elephant plant

18 Aug, 2010

 

Aleyna:

Thanks! : > )

19 Aug, 2010

 

I have one planted in 1992. They are not fast growers. They do well though. Mine is 10+ tall with a near 4' wide base. It flowers every couple of years. Mine has had some competition for light over the years..might have slowed it a bit.
Bougy is now pruned back!

2 Oct, 2014

 

It's a very hardy plant; however, does grow slowly.

3 Oct, 2014



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