Ponytail Palm For Sale
Palmco offers both 25-gallon and 45-gallon Bottle Palms for sale that will remind you of the Ponytail palm.
The Ponytail Palm is often called the “bottle” palm because of its swollen trunk, but it’s not a true palm at all (or even a tree), but is a member of the lily family. When your landscape calls for a tropical palm with an unusual appearance, the Bottle Palm is up to the task.
Palmco has 30 years of palm tree growing experience that enables us to provide the perfect palms for your landscaping project. We grow more than 20 varieties of wholesale palm trees and welcome landscape architects and designers to visit our 600-acre palm tree paradise to pick out palms for upcoming projects.
About the Ponytail “Palm”
Native to the desert of Mexico, the Ponytail, or Beaucarnea recurvata, is popular worldwide as an ornamental plant. It is actually a succulent. Although it can be grown outdoors in regions with hot dry summers, it’s more commonly grown in containers as a houseplant.
It’s also a popular choice for growing as a Bonsai.
The features that make the Ponytail visually stunning are the bulbous base of its trunk (used to store water) and the long drooping leaves that grow from the top of the trunk, resembling a ponytail. The texture of its trunk looks and feels like an elephant’s trunk, which explains this plant’s other nickname, “elephant’s foot.”
Fortunately, the Bottle Palm, or Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, is a real palm tree with a similar look and will make a great accent piece no matter where it is located.
The REAL Bottle Palm
Palmco offers field-grown Bottle Palms.
This is a true palm that is native to the Mascarene Islands, east of Madagascar. Unlike the dry hot deserts of Mexico, the Bottle Palm loves well-drained soils like those in a beach environment (its natural island habitat), and requires plenty of water and irrigation.
It will thrive in zones 10B-11.
Bottle Palms are salt-tolerant, but are easily damaged by cold temperatures. You will undoubtedly see frond damage at 32°F. They typically grow slowly to only 10 or 12 feet in height, but the fronds may grow to 12 feet with 2-foot long leaflets. Like the Ponytail, it has a smooth, grayish trunk with leaf scars from old fronds.
Other Unusual Palm Trees
If a “statement palm” is what you’re after, consider these other beauties:
Mule Palm: Also called xButiagrus nabonnandii, this is a grand eye-catching conversation piece that no one else in your neighborhood is likely to have. It is one of the hardiest feather palms and is a man-made hybrid between the Pindo and the Queen palms. Once mature, it features a dark brown trunk with massive caliper. Its pinnate structured fronds are long with wide, dark green leaflets similar to a coconut palm. It’s also cold hardy down to at least 15°F.
Triangle Palm: Another unusual beauty from the Madagascar neighborhood of the Bottle Palm, this variety also has an unusual shape and coloring, so it’s an attention-getter in any landscape. Triangle Palms have overlapping leaf bases that form in three vertical columns set about 120 degrees apart on the main stem, forming a triangular shape. The unique leaves are a powdery blue-grey and arch gracefully upward from the trunk.
Palmco has palm trees for sale, such as the Bottle Palm, that will remind you of the Ponytail palm, but are beautiful true palms.
If you need a palm that will make a tropical statement, we have what you need.
Give us a call for more information at (239) 283-4594 or pay us a visit and take a tour!