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Variegated Ponytail palm's bloom stalk. Closeup.


By Stan510

Variegated Ponytail palm's bloom stalk. Closeup. (Beaucarnea guatemalensis)

The only photos on the internet of one in bloom are of mine! It took near a decade to get there.
In fact,when it branches after it blooms? I will post the only photos of that on the internet!

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It’s quite spectacular!

23 Jul, 2023


Wow! That's something pretty special, Stan. You must be pretty pleased!

23 Jul, 2023


Thank you all. I tried to say a real fact without bragging too hard-lol.
I want to see it branch out too. They are much slower growing than the all green Beaucarnea.
They are a hard find these days. A nurseryman in San Diego told me he stopped growing them because of the slow growth and frost tenderness. His nursery was well inland and would get a freeze on occasion.

23 Jul, 2023


I lost a beautiful one to frost as well as the huge (7' cactus) in the first week of Oct...!It had been on the deck all summer and both were lovely and healthy! I should kick myself! I didn't have the variegated just a green one but it had grown so well for me and the "foot" was the size of a football... not huge but definitely getting there! Congratulations!

27 Jul, 2023


Thanks Lori. Try again asap,sounds like it was just a slip.

27 Jul, 2023

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