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Elephant's Foot Live Indoor Ponytail Palm Houseplant Shipped in 9.25 in. Grower Pot 22 in. - 26 in. Tall

  • Air-purifying palm eliminates pollutants from the room
  • Grows well in indirect bright to medium sunlight
  • Best planted indoors in a pot throughout the year
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Grown by United Nursery, the Beaucarnea guatemalensis, or more commonly known as the Ponytail palm and Elephants foot, are unique looking, long-lasting indoor plant which are perfect for beginners or expert plant lovers because of its low maintenance and easy care needs. Despite its palm like appearance and name, the Elephants Foot is not a true palm, it is closely related to desert plants in the Agave and Yucca genus. The Ponytail Palm has a exclusive feature within the swollen base of its trunk, which is where it stores a reserve of water making it highly tolerant to drought. The texture of the trunk looks and feels like an elephants foot from which clusters of long strap-like leaves arch and droop gracefully from the trunk giving the impression of a palm. No 2 specimens are alike ensuring that your ponytail palm is 1 of a kind. If you're looking for a plant that will make a statement and add green color in your house or office with low maintenance and easy care, then the Ponytail Palm is a great choice. Indoor house plants are proven to be excellent air purifiers which help decrease stress and anxiety while stimulating creativity and productivity. Great for yourself or as a gift.
  • Great live plant for beginners - it adapts to any room in the house, but indirect bright to medium light conditions is the best, this plant can acclimate in direct sunlight, you don't have to worry about watering too much as the ponytail palm requires little watering, always let the top 50% of the soil dry out between watering
  • Natural air purifier the ponytail palm made NASAs list of the top air purifying indoor houseplants, indoor houseplants help decrease stress and anxiety while stimulating creativity and productivity, the ponytail palm lives comfortable between 55°F - 85°F
  • Long and lush curly leaves with its sleek bulb like trunk and lush, long curly leaves, the ponytail palm makes a visually stunning addition to any home or office setting, indoor or outdoor, this lush and easy to care for plant will go well in any space
  • Non-toxic pets plus keeps your home healthy, plants increase humidity and reduce levels of certain pollutants, as well airborne dust, cat palm tree is perfectly safe for your pets
  • Shipping to extreme cold weather states is also not recommended, each live plant will be slightly different, thus the plant you receive may vary from the photo representation
  • Measurements are taken from the bottom of the pot to the top of the plant
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Mature Height (in.)
60 in.
Mature Width (in.)
44 in.


Additional Characteristics
Air Purifying,Cat Safe,Dog Safe,Drought Tolerant,Low Maintenance
Average Shipping Height (in.)
22 in
Best Time to Plant
Year Round
Blossom Color
No Blossoms
Botanical Name
Beaucarnea Guatemalensis
Common Name
Container Color
Container Type
Light Requirements
Medium Light
Mature Size
Number of plants included (Pack-Size)
Water Requirements
Every other week

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
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Not what is on the photos
First of all HD went above and beyond to help with this issue but were let down by there Vendor United Nurserys. I have a EF plant already and I wanted one for my office. So I looked at the website and there they were photographs of magnificent well proportioned EF plants. With the characteristics bulbous base on them and a long truck with the spreading foliage. Even the customer photos were good!!! there was some slight variation ( as stated in the website) but they had good proportions so I found my new EF. What I got was a 6 inch stemmed plant with no bulb at the base of the stem and foliage that totally obscured the unique stem these plants have. The foliage was so vast it resembled the clowns assistant in the Simpsons hair do. No elegance just a truncated Bush and nothing like what is on the website photos. I complained to HD, they did there best. I simply asked for something that was close to what I had seen on the website in proportions and with the bulb at the base. I sent pictures of what I got and what I already have. I suggested that if United Nurseries would send me a photo of what they would send me that was closer to what they advertized I would still keep the original and buy the second one as well if I liked it , if I did not like it then that would be that. They did not want to do that. Eventually HD had to take the bull by the horns. I was then sent a second plant paid for by HD. This plant, though better, still does not resemble the specimen plants that United Nurseries display to entice you to buy this unique plant. HD get kudos from me, but United Nurseries not. The misrepresentation given by United Nurseries photos to what you actually get is too great to be consider " slight variations". Buyer beware with this plant. the photo is of the first plant I recieved length against a normal pen. As you can see not the long stems as portrayed on the website.
Response from United Nursery Plant ProJan 21, 2021

I am sorry to hear about the plants condition. If possible please send a photo to questions@unitednursery.com along with your order number so that we can evaluate the plant you received. A dedicated plant support specialist will get back to you within 48-72 hours to assist you.

Best regards,
United Nursery
    Although the plant I received was healthy, it was not as big as it should have been for size pick...
    Although the plant I received was healthy, it was not as big as it should have been for size picked and price paid. BUT I had a bigger problem, Plant was extremely well packaged and it arrived intact. When I removed pot from box, it tipped over and plant fell out. When I looked, I saw that original pot was filled at least halfway with fresh unused soil, then a bare root plant was added to pot and more fresh soil was mounded above the plant. See attached photos, I can't begin to imagine why it arrived like this.
    Response from United Nursery Plant ProAug 14, 2020
    Hi Badiya,

    I am sorry for the condition of the plant upon arrival. If possible, we would appreciate a picture so we can evaluate what went wrong. You can email to questions@unitednursery.com.

    Best regards,
    United Nursery
      This Ponytail Palm/Elephant Foot Palm is beautiful with its lush leaves, sturdy trunk and even...
      This Ponytail Palm/Elephant Foot Palm is beautiful with its lush leaves, sturdy trunk and even a new baby plant emerging. How impressive: much taller, fuller, greener then ad pic and arrived looking like I just walked out from an in town respectable nursery instead of it having been shipped for days. It was still moist and showed no signs of stress. It was securely packed and there is no way it was going to move around in the box, fall over or spill dirt. This pic was right after we removed it from its packaging. I used a soda pop can to give you an idea of its massiveness. There isn't any yellowing, dry tips or damaged leaves; only a perky, healthy plant. In the past, I have not had good experiences with other foilage vendors and literally thought this is my last time...and only bought it because of Home Depot's guaranteed return policy. FINALLY, I have a reliable location to purchase my plants and not waste my money like before...A big thanks to the growers, shippers and Home Depot...WOW!!!
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        I love it...
        I love it
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        So Perfect
        I am soooo happy with my new palm. The plant I received is much prettier than the pic on the website. Mine had 3 pups at the base. I'm looking forward to having it for many years to come. D. Francois
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          This Ponytail Palm is huge, healthy and beautiful! Surpassed my expectations, Love it!
          This Ponytail Palm is huge, healthy and beautiful! Surpassed my expectations, Love it!
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            Plant arrived yesterday (in chilly Minnesota) from Jacksonville (poor baby). The package was exce...
            Plant arrived yesterday (in chilly Minnesota) from Jacksonville (poor baby). The package was exceptional--design and functionality, the packing itself was obviously done with loving care. The plant looked good unpacked, and went to great after a couple of hours (recovered from its journey). It's as robust and large as the photo (the "pot" didn't come with it, I think I picked that up at IKEA). So much for my misgivings about ordering a plant from Home Depot!
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              Full and bushy. Love it!!!
              Full and bushy. Love it!!!
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              Well packaged and plant looked very healthy!...
              Well packaged and plant looked very healthy!
                The plant is so beautiful and I love you...
                The plant is so beautiful and I love you
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