Bottle Palm, Ponytail Palm
Accent plants with tough, grassy leaves usually about 3 ft. long, typically on a thick trunk. In spring or summer, 3–4-ft. stalks rise from the center of the foliage rosette, carrying tiny greenish or creamy white flowers. Plants are valued for their strong vertical silhouette rather than their blossoms. Good for desert or other dry landscapes.Nolina recurvata
Native to Mexico. To 12–15 ft. tall (possibly to 30 ft. in great age), 9–12 ft. wide. One or more trunks rise from greatly swollen base. On young plants, trunk base looks like a big onion sitting on the soil; on old plants, it can measure several feet across. Clusters of bright green leaves arch and droop at ends of branches. Mature outdoor plants may bloom. Does exceptionally well indoors if given bright light and not overwatered.
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Brazilian native 25 to 50 ft. high, 15 to 30 ft. wide, with open, irregular, oval-headed habit; someti...
Native to West Indies. To 12 ft. tall and wide, with 4- to 8-in.-long leaves and creamy white summer b...