Beaucarnea recurvata – is also known as ‘elephant’s foot’ or the ‘ponytail palm’. While it is not a true palm, the term ‘elephant’s foot’ comes from the large caudex at its base that stores water, which makes it look like the foot of an elephant.
It enjoys sunny and bright positions with plenty of fresh air, making it ideal for patios and balconies, or well-lit areas indoors, close to a window. Nolina can benefit from a spell outdoors in summer as long as it’s not left in direct sunlight. In its active growth period it will prefer high temperatures and need a minimum temperature of 10°C in winter.
It needs plenty of water from spring to mid autumn, but less so in winter. It’s very important that it is not left to sit in water, or it will rot. It can thrive in rooms with central heating, as it doesn’t require humidity, or indeed much attention.
Supplied in a 11cm pot