An awesome specimen plant, the ponytail palm stands out because of its swollen trunk, also known as a caudex. The swollen trunk functions as water storage for the plant, allowing it tolerate dry conditions for long periods of time.

WATER: Allow soil to dry between watering. Plants are at more risk of overwatering than underwatering.

LIGHT: Bright light to full sun, display in a sunny area near a window.

TEMPERATURE: Maintain between 60-90F.

FERTILIZER: Apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer at 1/2 strength once every other month during warm growing months.