Ponytail palm

Cereoid CEREOID at prodigy.net
Thu Feb 22 04:17:36 EST 2001

The "Ponytail Palm" is Beaucarnea recurvata.  It normally does not form

Some refer to it as Nolina recurvata but the fruit form excludes it from
that genus. Recent DNA studies confirm that Nolina and Beaucarnea should be
recognized as separate genera.

Nolina, Beaucarnea, Calibanus and Dasylirion are now in the family
Nolinaceae not the Agavaceae. All the characters of flower, fruit, seed,
etc. are very different in the two families.

"Jeff Shimonski" <tropica1 at ix.netcom.com> wrote in message
news:971kmk$phg$1 at slb1.atl.mindspring.net...
> Ponytail palms or Nolina sp. can be successfully propagated from suckers.
> After the sucker is pulled off, allow the cut to air dry for a couple of
> days.
> Plant into a sandy soil mix and keep the soil moist but not wet. The
> should begin to root in a couple of weeks.
> By the way, Nolina sp. are not palms. They are in the Agavaceae, the Agave
> family, Century plants etc.
> Regards, Jeff
> http://www.tropicaldesigns.com
> "Karin" <Karinhere at webtv.net> wrote in message
> news:22064-3A92FA04-57 at storefull-288.iap.bryant.webtv.net...
> > Hoping someone can answer a question.   Everywhere I checked, it said
> > ponytail palms can be started from the small "suckers" on the sides, but
> > I couldn't find anyplace that would say HOW to start them! Do they need
> > to be rooted in water first, or just put into soil??? If someone could
> > PLEASE explain, (feel free to email directly or post here) I would be
> > indeed grateful! Thanks so much. Karin
> >

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